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Marine Shrimp and Marine Finfish Culture Course

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

The course is usually conducted in partnership with UTMSI and the Texas A&M University Systemís Texas AgriLife Extension and Texas AgriLife Research, and in cooperation with Texas marine shrimp and finfish farms, 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.

Location:   Port Aransas, Texas, USA
Dates:   September 22-28, 2010
Contact Information:   Granvil Treese: +1 979-845-7527;

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Keywords:   Mariculture, Commercial shrimp farming, Finfish farming, Aquaculture

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