Nova Scotia is defined by the sea. Our history, economic growth and development were derived from fishing and related activities, such as boat building and transportation. Seafood harvesting and production remains a key economic driver for rural coastal communities.
This program provides you with a solid grounding in fisheries science, fishing practices, fish biology and disease control, economics of the fisheries, seafood processing, sustainable harvesting, fish husbandry and disease control, quality control, waste management in fishing production, eco-certification requirements and food science. At the end of your program, you complete an applied entrepreneurship or capstone project and develop knowledge and skill to address critical issues and future opportunities in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
You gain a sound understanding of scientific and business challenges and trends for the seafood harvesting, seafood processing and aquaculture sector. Courses focus on seafood harvesting, marine and freshwater aquaculture, seafood processing and seafood (water) quality issues. The goal is to provide skills in the fisheries sector, supported by a base in science and business required to respond to current industry needs for productivity, competitiveness and sustainability. Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and certifications needed to work in the harvesting, processing and aquaculture sectors of the seafood industry.