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Marine Shrimp and Marine Finfish Culture Course, September 26-October 2, 2012, Port Aransas, Texas, USA

The 27th Annual Texas Shrimp Farming Short Course and Marine Finfish Culture Course will be conducted September 26-October 2, 2012, at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) and its Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory (FAML) located in Port Aransas, and at shrimp and fish farms on the Texas coas

September 12, 2012

The course is usually conducted in partnership with UTMSI and the Texas A&M University System’s 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.

In exit evaluations, past participants have rated the course and its instructors as excellent. Participants receive a completion certificate from Texas A&M University for completing the course.

Agenda, Instructors and Assistants listThe facilities and field tripsPowerPoint presentation about the course.

For more information or to register, contact Peggy Foster or  1-979-845-1245.

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