School of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences Degree Programs

FRANKFORT, Ky., -- Dr. Ken Semmens along with Research Assistant John Kelso, MAS student James Brown and AFE student Dawson Armstrong take inventory of Paddlefish by weighing the fish to track their growth from last year, Friday, Dec. 06, 2019 at the Aquaculutre Production Facility in FRANKFORT.

Interest in Aquaculture has increased worldwide as fish consumption has increased concurrently with decreasing catches of wild fish. In Kentucky and the southern United States, aquaculture production focuses on raising freshwater species commercially. This program is designed to provide students with the academic foundation for further graduate studies. Each student will have a graduate committee.

Upon completion of the program, a student should have knowledge of production and reproduction of primary aquaculture species, basic physiology and nutrition of Aquatic vertebrate and invertebrate culture species, mechanics and operation of primary production methods, causes and controls of pathogenic organisms, the function and manipulation of biological and chemical cycles in ponds, basics of marketing and business aspects of aquaculture, and the design and analysis of experiments.