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Aquaculture

Aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants. Aquaculture involves cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the harvesting of wild fish.Mariculture refers to aquaculture practised in marine environments.

The reported output from global aquaculture operations would supply one half of the fish and shellfish that is directly consumed by humans, however there are issues about the reliability of the reported figures. Further, in current aquaculture practice, products from several pounds of wild fish are used to produce one pound of a piscivorous fish like salmon.

Particular kinds of aquaculture include fish farming, shrimp farming, oyster farming, algaculture (such as seaweed farming), and the cultivation of ornamental fish. Particular methods include aquaponics, which integrates fish farming and plant farming.

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Matching Aquaculture Colleges

Name
Clemson University
Four or more years; Public; $27,682 average out-state tuition; $11,524 average in-state tuition
Auburn University
Four or more years; Public; $21,888 average out-state tuition; $7,296 average in-state tuition
Trinidad State Junior College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,578 average out-state tuition; $2,310 average in-state tuition
Carteret Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,531 average out-state tuition; $2,195 average in-state tuition
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
Four or more years; Public; $13,794 average out-state tuition; $4,494 average in-state tuition
Hillsborough Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,503 average out-state tuition; $1,875 average in-state tuition
Texas A & M University-College Station
Four or more years; Public; $20,687 average out-state tuition; $5,297 average in-state tuition

Aquaculture Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Monsanto STEM Fellowship Up to $50,000 May 01, 2017
General Agriculture Scholarship - Austin Peay State University $4,740 March 01, 2017
Ben Garrett Endowment Scholarship $3,000 March 01, 2017
AFA National Leader and Academic Scholarship Up to $2,600 March 17, 2017
Niles and Dorothy Miller Scholarship $2,500 March 01, 2017
Mahindra Women in Ag Scholarship $2,500 February 01, 2017
A.L. Warrington Memorial Scholarship $2,000 March 01, 2017
Kenny Bryan Memorial President's Honor Scholarship $2,000 February 01, 2017
Youth Livestock Scholarship $1,500 February 15, 2017
First Choice Agriculture Scholarship $1,500 February 15, 2017