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Shellfish Aquaculture of the Gulf of Mexico

Target Audience: Undergraduate Student
Graduate Student

Institution: MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab

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Course Description: This course will provide students with an overview of the various types of shellfish aquaculture practiced in the Gulf of Mexico, both for public stock enhancement and private production. Students will gain a broader understanding of the scale and methods of oyster aquaculture, including cultching, on-bottom and offbottom methods, as well as clam aquaculture, with field trips to operations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Students will get an overview of shellfish hatchery production and techniques. This course is also designed to assist students with problem solving and communication skills.

Course Fees and Expenses: Special fees apply and will be determined based on student enrollment in the course (approximately $315.00). A trip deposit (1/2) is due on March 10, 2017 with the remaining portion due on May 1, 2017. Fee is nonrefundable unless the class is canceled.

Funding Source: Other

How to Apply: Apply and register online:

Application Closing Date: 05/15/2017

Course Begins: 2017-05-15

Course Ends: 2017-05-26


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