Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Courses

Note: FISH courses designated A and B are designed to permit academically strong students who have completed the Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology diploma program to ladder into the Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture degree program with a minimum of course work repetition. Credit for 'T' courses may be applied only to the Technology diploma program. To receive any credit, both A and B parts of any course are necessary.

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

FISH 100T Introductory Field Trip

An introduction to the different facets of the local aquaculture industry and facilities. Includes selected topics of classroom instruction and first aid training. FISH 100T was formerly called AQUA 100T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:45 for 1 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

FISH 123  (4)  Concepts in Biology

An overview of biological principles and concepts, with an emphasis on aquatic examples. Topics include properties of biological molecules, metabolism, cell structure and function, genetics, physiology, and animal development. (4:0:2)

Prerequisite: Admission to diploma program.

FISH 124  (4)  Biology of Fishes

A study of the life histories of salt and freshwater fishes, emphasizing physiology, behaviour and ecology. Laboratory work emphasizes fish anatomy and identification, primarily of B.C. fishes. FISH 124 was formerly called FISH 131; credit will not be granted for both courses. Credit will only be granted for one of FISH 324A or FISH 124. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: FISH 123 or BIOL 121, and FISH 132.

FISH 127  (3)  Fish Husbandry II

A study of fish nutrition and energetics, including theory of diet formulations, determination of feed rates, calculations of growth rates, conversion efficiencies and loading formulas, and salt water farming techniques associated with cage culture of Pacific salmon. FISH 127 was formerly called AQUA 122; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:1)

Prerequisite: FISH 227.

FISH 132  (3)  Aquatic Habitats

Topics include limnology of streams and lakes, estuaries, coastal marine and offshore marine habitats, both temperate and tropical. The lab concentrates on freshwater and marine water quality and methods of water analysis. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: Admission to diploma program.

FISH 162T  (1)  Shop Skills

A series of topics including practical training in manual skills useful in the industry, including "hands-on" training with materials and equipment, as well as special lectures. FISH 162T was formerly called AQUA 162T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

FISH 171T  (1)  Aquaculture Practicum I

The first in a series of courses designed to acquaint students with the operation of fish culture facilities. Students will spend an average of one day a week working at a fisheries or aquaculture facility. FISH 171T was formerly called AQUA 171T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:0 —120)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

FISH 172T  (1)  Aquaculture Practicum II

The second in a series of courses designed to fully acquaint students with the operation of fish culture facilities. Students will spend an average of one day a week working at a fisheries or aquaculture facility. FISH 172T was formerly called AQUA 172T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:0 —120)

Prerequisite: Completion of first semester of the diploma program.

FISH 173T  (1)  Work Experience

A summer work session in either fisheries or aquaculture, usually undertaken between years 1 and 2 of the diploma program. The work position must be approved by program faculty. This course requires completion of an oral presentation and successful completion of this course is required for graduation. FISH 173T was formerly called AQUA 173T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:0 —600)

Prerequisite: Completion of the second semester of the diploma program.

FISH 174T  (1)  Preparation for Co-operative Education Employment I

Students are prepared for their first co-operative education experience through practical training in areas such as resume writing and interview skills. FISH 174T was formerly called AQUA 174T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to diploma program.

FISH 175T  (9)  Co-operative Education Placement I

Students will help select, or be assigned, a paid field placement for a total of 15 weeks. FISH 175T was formerly called AQUA 175T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:0)

Prerequisite: FISH 174T.

FISH 191T  (1)  Project in Husbandry I

The commencement of a project which will continue through all four semesters of the program. A progress report is required at the end of each semester. The project will be approved by a faculty Advisor who supervises the work throughout the four semesters. FISH 191T was formerly called AQUA 191T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:8)

Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

FISH 192T  (1)  Project in Aquaculture II

A continuation of FISH 191T with a second progress report required. FISH 192T was formerly called AQUA 192T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:8)

Prerequisite: FISH 191T.

FISH 204  (4)  Aquatic Plant Ecology and Culture

An introduction to aquatic botany including the ecology, physiology, and taxonomy of marine and fresh water macrophytes. In additon the culture of seaweeds emphasizing Canadian species will be examined. FISH 204 was formerly called AQUA 204; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:3)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

FISH 205  (4)  Invertebrate Zoology

An introduction to the functional morphology, ecology, and behaviour of invertebrates, stressing symbiotic interactions and natural history of marine invertebrates of the Pacific northwest. FISH 205 was formerly called AQUA 205; credit will not be granted for both courses. Credit will only be granted for one of BIOL 310 or FISH 205. (3:0:3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the second year of the diploma or degree program.

FISH 207  (3)  Invertebrate Identification and Biology for RMOT Students

A three-hour lab course mainly devoted to the identification of important B.C. invertebrates for RMOT students. (1:0:2)

Prerequisite: Completion of first year RMOT program.

FISH 210  (3)  Trout Culture

A project to simulate a trout farm and allow students to develop strategies for trout culture. Seminars are included. FISH 210 was formerly called AQUA 211; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission into second year of the diploma program.

FISH 211  (3)  Life History and Management of Salmonids

A review of salmonids natural history in B.C.; the implications of life-history patterns; and the opportunity these patterns provide for fisheries managers, including a review of government stocking and enhancement strategies, as well as fisheries regulation. (3:0:0)

Co-requisites: FISH 123 or BIOL 121.

FISH 211A  (2)  Life Histories and Management of Salmonids: A

Credit for this course may be granted to students who have completed FISH 111T or FISH 211T with a min. "B" grade. FISH 211B (1) This course will consist of additional work to upgrade FISH 211A to university level. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: FISH 211A.

FISH 222  (4)  Larval Rearing and Invertebrate Culture

A review of invertebrate culture methods, including the culture of small larvae and live feeds, shrimp farming, oyster hatchery operations, oyster grow-out technology, and culture of other molluscs such as clams, mussels and scallops. Some larval rearing techniques are applicable to fish, especially those with very small larvae. FISH 222 was formerly called AQUA 222; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:1)

Prerequisite: FISH 132, FISH 205, and either FISH 127 or FISH 327.

FISH 223  (3)  Introduction to Fisheries Management

An introduction to data requirements for fisheries management, data collection, analysis and application. Students will review Canadian and international marine fisheries, their regulatory frameworks, assessment requirements, international conventions, legal decisions and scale of these fisheries. Using examples, roles of regional fisheries management organizations will be presented with successes and failures. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MATH 181 or MATH 211, FISH 124 or FISH 324, and FISH 211.

FISH 227  (3)  Fish Husbandry I

An examination of salmonid culture including broodstock management (capture, determination of gonadal development, egg takes) and incubating eggs and alevins to the time of ponding and first feeding. The course parallels events in local hatcheries where students participate in fish culture work during field days. FISH 227 was formerly called AQUA 227; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the diploma or degree program.

FISH 231  (3)  Warm Water Culture

A study of the history and modern operation of non-salmonid fish culture on a worldwide basis. Topics include the culture of cyprinids, catfish, sturgeon, tilapia, selected marine species, and pond operation and maintenance. FISH 231 was formerly called AQUA 231; credit will not be granted for both courses. (5:0:0)

Prerequisite: Completion of first year of the diploma program.

FISH 241  (4)  Fish Health

An investigation of fish pathology. Topics include the prevention, identification, and treatment of the principal fish diseases in cultured salmonids; and the impact of disease, parasites, and toxic substances on wild fish populations. FISH 241 was formerly called AQUA 241; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:3)

Prerequisite: FISH 124.

FISH 253  (3)  Fisheries Engineering I-Hydrology

Watershed hydrology and principles of field measurements. Includes the effects of land use and the practical aspects of making hydrologic measurements. Explores surveying techniques to accurately collect and display field data. Requires completion of a physical map and a detailed report for a selected urban stream. (3:0:4)

Prerequisite: FISH 211 and either MATH 122 or MATH 181.

FISH 254  (3)  Fisheries Engineering II - Hydraulics

An in-depth look at water resource engineering, focusing on enclosed systems. Topics include principles of flow including flow measurements, piping systems, pump selection, hydraulics of cultural units, and development of aquaculture facilities. Examines various recirculation possibilities. Includes a project on a current engineering topic. FISH 254 was formerly called AQUA 254; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:3)

Prerequisite: FISH 211 and either MATH 122 or MATH 181.

FISH 271T  (1)  Aquaculture Practicum III

The third in a series of courses on the operation of fish culture facilities. Students will spend an average of one day a week working at a fisheries or aquaculture facility. FISH 271T was formerly called AQUA 271T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:0 —120)

Prerequisite: Completion of second semester of the diploma program.

FISH 272T  (1)  Aquaculture Practicum IV

The fourth in a series of courses on the operation of fish culture facilities. Students will spend an average of one day a week working at a fisheries or aquaculture facility. FISH 272T was formerly called AQUA 272T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:0 —120)

Prerequisite: Completion of third semester of the diploma program.

FISH 274T  (1)  Preparation for Co-operative Education Employment II

Further development of job preparation skills for FISH 275T. FISH 274T was formerly called AQUA 274T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:0:0)

Prerequisite: FISH 175T.

FISH 275T  (9)  Co-operative Education Placement II

An opportunity to fulfill those aims and objectives identified in FISH 274T through a second, paid semester Co-operative Education placement. FISH 275T was formerly called AQUA 275T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:0)

Prerequisite: FISH 274T.

FISH 281  (3)  Fisheries Field Techniques

An examination of field sampling and biological survey techniques with application to standard methodologies. Typically, a lake or stream survey carried out under fly-camp conditions. Note: Students are required to participate in a one-week field trip in the week prior to the start of regular classes. (0:0:3 for 1 weeks)

Prerequisite: FISH 124 and either FISH 123 or BIOL 121 and either FISH 204 or BIOL 122.

FISH 291T  (1)  Project in Aquaculture III

A continuation of FISH 191T and FISH 192T, requiring a third progress report. FISH 291T was formerly called AQUA 291T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:8)

Prerequisite: FISH 191T and FISH 192T.

FISH 292T  (1)  Project in Aquaculture IV

The final course in the project series (FISH 191T, FISH 192T, and FISH 291T). A final report may be required detailing the methods and results of all four semesters. FISH 292T was formerly called AQUA 292T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:8)

Prerequisite: FISH 191T, FISH 192T, and FISH 291T.

FISH 307  (3)  Environmental Hydrology

An introduction to hydrologic principles with emphasis on land use and the associated effects on wildlife. Topics will include survey techniques and instrumentation, and students will participate in a survey of a local urban stream, applying theoretical techniques to a field environment. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in a science degree program or permission of instructor.

FISH 321A  (2)  Lake & Stream Ecosystems: A

Credit for this course may be granted to students who have completed FISH 132T and FISH 281T with a min. "B" grade in each. (2:0:0)

FISH 322  (3)  Coastal and Estuarine Ecosystems

Physical and biological elements of coastal oceanography, with emphasis on B.C. coastal environments. Explores the dynamics of coastal pelagic, benthic and intertidal ecosystems, with stress on fisheries resources and their management. Begins with a one-week field trip to a marine station in Alert Bay, B.C., usually in the first week of classes or during the week before classes begin in September. Students are advised to consult the Fisheries and Aquaculture Chair before registering for this course. (3:0:3)

Prerequisite: FISH 204 and FISH 205 or BIOL 202 and CHEM 122.

FISH 324  (4)  Ichthyology

Taxonomy, ecology, behaviour, and physiology of marine and freshwater fishes. Laboratory emphasis is on anatomy, aging, classification, and identification of worldwide fishes. (3:0:3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 122 and either FISH 123 or BIOL 122.

FISH 324A  (2)  Ichthyology: A

Credit for this course may be granted to students who have completed AQUA 131T with a min. "B" grade. (2:0:0)

FISH 327  (3)  Salmonid Husbandry

A study of the methods and principles of salmonid culture, including enhancement and commercial aspects. The curriculum coincides with the natural life cycle of local salmonids, beginning with broodstock and egg handling, and concluding with grow-out techniques and broodstock production. FISH 327 was formerly called AQUA 327; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:3)

Prerequisite: FISH 211.

FISH 327A  (2)  Salmonid Husbandry: A

Credit for this course may be granted to students who have completed FISH 127 with a min. "B" grade. FISH 327A and FISH 327B are equivalent to FISH 327. FISH 327A was formerly called AQUA 327A; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: FISH 227.

FISH 327B  (1)  Salmonid Husbandry: B

Credit for this course may be granted to students who have completed FISH 127 with a min. "B" grade. This course will consist of additional work to upgrade FISH 327 to third-year level. FISH 327A and FISH 327B are equivalent to FISH 327. FISH 327B was formerly called AQUA 327B; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:0:0)

Prerequisite: FISH 327A.

FISH 331  (3)  Advanced Fish Culture

Advanced techniques in salmonid and warm-water fish culture. These include chromosome manipulation, hormonal induction techniques, general fish reproductive biology, and specific methods for non-salmonid species. FISH 331 was formerly called AQUA 331; credit will not be granted for both courses. Credit will only be granted for one of FISH 331A and FISH 331B or FISH 331. (4:0:0)

Prerequisite: FISH 127 or FISH 327 and FISH 124 or FISH 324.

FISH 331A  (2)  Advanced Fish Culture: A

Credit for this course may be granted to students who have completed FISH 231 with a min. "B" grade. FISH 331A and FISH 331B are equivalent to FISH 331. FISH 331A was formerly called AQUA 331A; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: FISH 127 or FISH 327 and FISH 124 or FISH 324.

FISH 331B  (1)  Advanced Fish Culture: B

This course will consist of additional work to upgrade FISH 331A to third-year level. FISH 331A and FISH 331B are equivalent to FISH 331. FISH 331B was formerly called AQUA 331B; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:0:0)

Prerequisite: FISH 331A.

FISH 333  (3)  Tropical Coastal Ecosystems

A lecture/laboratory/field course. Topics include mangrove, coral reef, grass flat, sand beach and rocky shore ecology, as well as tropical estuary study. Part of the International Field School in Fisheries, taught in Trang, Thailand. Field work will include mangrove klongs, offshore coral reefs, and beach studies. (15:0:15 for 3 weeks)

Prerequisite: FISH 123 or both BIOL 121 and BIOL 122; or equivalent.

FISH 334  (3)  Tropical Marine Aquaculture

A review of the principles of aquaculture, with attention paid to major species farmed, structure of industries, nature of technology, and research activities. Contains a strong environmental impact component in which the effects of aquaculture on the coastal environment are discussed, and preventative or mitigative measures are reviewed. Includes lectures, laboratory work, and field trips to local farms and hatcheries. Part of the International Field School in Fisheries, taught in Trang, Thailand. (15:0:15 for 3 weeks) (15:0:15 for 3 weeks)

Prerequisite: FISH 123 or both BIOL 121 and BIOL 122.

FISH 341  (4)  Diseases of Fish and Shellfish

A survey of the principle diseases of cultured fish and shellfish. Laboratory work includes training in handling fish, sampling methods, and diagnostic techniques. FISH 341 was formerly called AQUA 341; credit will not be granted for both courses. Credit will only be granted for one of FISH 341A and FISH 341B or FISH 341. (3:0:3)

Prerequisite: FISH 124 or FISH 324, and FISH 127 or FISH 327, and CHEM 122.

FISH 341A  (3)  Diseases of Fish and Shellfish: A

Credit for this course may be granted to students who have completed FISH 241 with a min. "B" grade. FISH 341A and FISH 341B are equivalent to FISH 341. FISH 341A was formerly called AQUA 341A; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:3)

Prerequisite: FISH 124 or FISH 324, and FISH 127 or FISH 327, and CHEM 122.

FISH 341B  (1)  Diseases of Fish and Shellfish: B

This course will consist of additional work to upgrade FISH 341A to third-year level. FISH 341A and FISH 341B are equivalent to FISH 341. FISH 341B was formerly called AQUA 341B; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:0:0)

Prerequisite: FISH 341A.

FISH 353  (3)  Applied Hydrology

An introduction to stream assessment, prescription and rehabilitation. Current practices and topics not only in B.C., but throughout North America are discussed. Students are expected to participate in group discussions and present current topics in stream work. (3:1:4)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in BSc., or second-year standing in Fisheries & Aquaculture Technology diploma program.

FISH 353B  (1)  Applied Hydrology

Consists of additional workload to upgrade FISH 253A to a third year level. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in BSc.

FISH 371  (3)  Aquaculture Practices I

The third in a series of courses on the operation of fish culture facilities. Students will spend an average of one day a week working at a fisheries or aquaculture facility. FISH 371 was formerly called AQUA 371; credit will not be granted for both courses. Credit will only be granted for one of FISH 171T and FISH 172T or FISH 371. (0:0:0 —120)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Post Degree Diploma or degree program.

FISH 372  (3)  Aquaculture Practices II

The fourth in a series of courses on the operation of fish culture facilities. Students will spend an average of one day a week working at a fisheries or aquaculture facility. FISH 372 was formerly called AQUA 372; credit will not be granted for both courses. Credit will only be granted for one of FISH 271T and FISH 272T or FISH 372. (0:0:0 —120)

Prerequisite: Admission in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Post Degree Diploma or degree program.

FISH 392  (3)  Project in Husbandry IV

The final course in the project series. A final report is required detailing the methods and results of all four semesters. FISH 392 was formerly called AQUA 392; credit will not be granted for both courses. Credit will only be granted for one of FISH 292T or FISH 392. (0:0:8)

Prerequisite: FISH 191T and FISH 192T.

FISH 453  (3)  Fish Habitat Assessment and Rehabilitation

An ecosystem-based course which explores the interrelationships of fish habitat and stream ecology. The overall theme utilizes fundamental concepts to further understand the complex interactions between physical factors and biological processes that define fish habitat. Procedural emphasis is on sampling freshwater streams of BC, particularly Vancouver Island. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Second year standing in the F&A Diploma, or permission of instructor.

FISH 473  (3)  Summer Field Practicum

A 4-month work session in either fisheries or aquaculture, usually in the summer between years 3 and 4 of the program. Must be approved by program faculty. Requires completion of an oral presentation and successful completion of this course is a prerequisite to completing the program. FISH 473 was formerly called AQUA 473; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:0 —640 for 16 weeks)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing or permission of Chair of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

FISH 490  (3)  Directed Studies in Fisheries and Aquaculture

Project is planned with an instructor in the department who will act as academic supervisor. Projects are varied, but usually include library research as well as direct experimentation of field data collection. Work is distinct from FISH 491 project. This course may be repeated once for credit. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair.

FISH 491  (6)  Undergraduate Research Project

An introduction to research methods. In conjunction with a faculty supervisor, students develop a research proposal during the spring prior to their research, implement the research, prepare a formal written scientific report, and give a verbal presentation of the results of the research. Note: A Faculty Advisor Endorsement form is required for registration and must be completed in the year prior to undertaking this course. (0:0:3 for two semesters) (0:0:3 for 30 weeks)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing, min. "B" in both MATH 181 and MATH 203, and permission from a faculty member.

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