Fisheries and Aquaculture (B.T.)
Aquaculture is the fastest growing segment of the agriculture industry. This rapidly changing and expanding field is on the cutting edge of technology. With the demand of food fishes on the rise, aquaculture provides quality fish for public consumption, while at the same time reducing over-fishing of the native species found in our country’s rivers, lakes and oceans. As a result, a demand has been created for technicians skilled in operating fish hatcheries and biologists trained in fisheries resource management. SUNY Cobleskill’s Fisheries and Aquaculture program gives students a hands-on experience raising salmon, trout, arctic char, and diverse fisheries management field experiences. Students work in one of the largest and most diverse academic aquaculture facilities in the Northeast, including a 40,000-gallon coldwater hatchery, quarantine hatchery, warm water fish hatchery and earthen grow out ponds.