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24th Annual Marine Shrimp Farming and Marine Finfish Farming Short Course

©2008 Texas Sea Grant College Program
Texas Sea Grant will hold the 24th Annual Texas Shrimp Farming Short Course and Marine Finfish Culture Course at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) and its Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory (FAML) in Port Aransas, and at shrimp and fish farms on the Texas coast.

The course is conducted in partnership with UTMSI and the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Systemís Texas AgriLife Extension and Texas AgriLife Research, and in cooperation with Texas marine shrimp and finfish farms, TAMUís Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL), and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD).

The five-day course is designed for individuals interested in expanding or increasing the profitability of current mariculture businesses or starting new enterprises. It gives participants an opportunity to learn from more than a dozen respected specialists in the field of marine shrimp and finfish mariculture through lectures, laboratory demonstrations and field trips to commercial shrimp and finfish farms and research facilities. The marine finfish culture curriculum was added to the course in 2008 by popular demand and will continue in 2009.

Location:   University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas, Texas, USA
Dates:   September 30 - October 6, 2009
Early Registration Deadline:   August 1, 2009
Official Language:   English
Contact Information:   Granvil Treece, Mariculture Specialist, Texas A&M University, Sea Grant College Program, College Station, Texas, USA. Tel. +1 979-845-7527 or email

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Keywords:   Marine shrimp culture, Marine finfish culture, Course

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