SMS 421 - Fish Aquaculture II

A continuation of SMS 420. A comprehensive examination of finfish production methods. Covers aspects of fish production at all life stages, beginning with broodstock management in the first semester course (AVS/SMS 420) and ending with on-growing of fish to market. Aspects of fish production to be studied will cover genetic selection, feeding, health management, fish farm structure, processing fish and environmental factors. Principles and examples of disease prevention and control, such as husbandry, treatment, vaccination, natural defenses and bio-security. Major diseases of farmed fish and control measures will be presented. Students will participate in selected techniques in fish aquaculture i.e., anatomy of fish species, live food production for larval fish, diagnostic procedures, drug residue testing, fish handling and anesthesia, spawning techniques, egg incubation techniques and computer applications during five weekday afternoon laboratories and two all day field trips. Lec 2, Lab/Field 4. (Offered Spring-odd years.)

Prerequisites: AVS 420 or SMS 420.

Course Typically Offered: Spring

Credits: 3

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