Fisheries

Listing of Course Designations & Rubrics

Fisheries - FISH

General education courses are marked with stars ().

1001 Natural Resource Conservation (3) F,S Relationship of humans to the natural environment; ecology and conservation of soil, water, forest, range, wildlife, and fisheries resources.

2001 Introduction to Fisheries and Aquaculture (3) F History and scope of fisheries and aquaculture; production and harvest of economically important aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates; role of fisheries and aquaculture professionals in society.

4002 Fisheries Literature and Communication (3) F 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Organization and communication of technical fisheries literature.

4020 Taxonomy and Ecology of Aquatic Plants (3) See BIOL 4020.

4021 Limnology (3) F 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Biological, chemical, and physical principles of inland waters.

4022 Principles of Aquaculture (4) S Prereq.: 8 sem. hrs. of introductory chemistry and 8 sem. hrs. of introductory zoology and/or biology; or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab with occasional extended field trips. Transportation fee. Principles underlying aquaculture of fish, crustaceans, and mollusks.

4023 Marine Fisheries Resources (3) S-O Survey of the biology, harvest, and management of commercially important marine organisms throughout the world; emphasis on stock trends and the effects of biological and socioeconomic factors on development of management programs.

4039 Biology of Fishes (3) S Prereq.: FISH 4145 or equivalent. Morphological, physiological, and behavioral adaptations of fishes to their environments; relationships between fish biology and fisheries management.

4040 Fisheries Management (4) F 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Students are responsible for paying for their transportation. Characteristics of fisheries; dynamics of exploited stocks; socioeconomic aspects of fisheries; fisheries management and research techniques; managing wild fisheries stocks.

4061 Selected or Assigned Fisheries Problem (1-4) F,S,Su May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit.

4145 Ichthyology (4) See BIOL 4145.

4600 Topics in Marine Zoology (2-6) See BIOL 4600.

7010 Nutrition of Aquatic Animals (3) S-E Prereq.: CHEM 2060 or 2261 or ANSC 4009. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Nutrition of cultured finfishes and shellfishes; nutrient requirements for growth and reproduction; digestion, metabolism, nutrition, and health interactions; feeds and feeding practices.

7020 Ecology of Fishes (3) S-E Prereq.: BIOL 4253 or equivalent. Ecology of fish populations; interactions of fishes and their environment; behavioral adaptations of fishes.

7025 Advanced Aquaculture (3) Su Prereq.: FISH 4022 or equivalent. 4 hrs. lecture; 6 hrs. lab with occasional extended field trips. Transportation fee. Systems and practices for maximizing production and profit of cultured aquatic species; emphasis on international aquaculture systems, exotic species, and preparation of management plan for commercial aquaculture.

7026 Shellfisheries Aquaculture (4) F-O Prereq.: FISH 4022 and BIOL 4154; or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Principles and practices for culturing commercially important crustaceans and mollusks including soft crabs, marine shrimp, freshwater prawns, crawfish, oysters, clams, and mussels; emphasis on environmental requirements, facility development, hatchery and production management, budgets, and processing and markets.

7027 Genetics and Culture of Finfish (4) S-O Prereq.: FISH 4022 and BIOL 2153; or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Practical culture techniques and methods of breeding for genetic improvement of commercially important finfish.

7029 Advanced Topics in Fisheries (1-4) V May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7070 Seminar (1) F,S,Su May be taken for a max. of 4 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. See WILD 7070.

7320 Fisheries Oceanography (3) F See OCS 7320.

7424 Diseases of Aquatic Animals (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. Basic microbiology and/or parasitology strongly recommended. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Same as VMP 7424. Identification, pathogenesis, and control of viral, bacterial, and parasitic agents causing diseases in aquatic animals.

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

8900 Research Problems in Fisheries (1-3) F,S,Su May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. Pass-fail grading.

9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

 

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