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Studying Aquaculture involves cultivating aquatic plants and animals for food consumption in Malaysia.
More and more people are splurging on seafood these days, with new-found exotic oceanic creatures such as Yellowfin Albacore Tuna, Wild Alaskan fish, Pacific Cod and the like. With an increase in demand for seafood, there will definitely be advance in technology to grow these food in coastal marine waters and the ocean. Do you know the numerous ways that exist to farm marine shellfish? Do you know that the two main types of Aquaculture are marine and freshwater? If you do, then you maMore details Less
Marine Invertebrate Ecology and Biology
Earth and Ocean Science
Ecology and Conservation of Diversity
If you are one of those people who are in love with the sea and the life of its inhabitants, studying Aquaculture is a great opportunity for you to pursue your love of the sea.
With so many degree options out there, here are some top reasons why you should study Aquaculture:
Most people are not aware that there is such a thing as ‘Aquaculture’ and how important it is, hence, those venturing in this field have a wide range of opportunities when applying for a job.
Living a healthy lifestyle is ultimately what everyone aims for, even more so at this day and age. As more genetically modified food are sold to cater to the growing demand for food, the need for Aquaculture also increases to educate people about fisheries.
Not many people actually care about marine life and the creatures beneath. The ban on shark’s fin is only the beginning of change. There’s so much more people are not aware of, which actually affects them, one way or another. Enrolling for this course would enable you to make a change in society.
“The study of fish in the sea may be the most necessary of all our oceanographic researches because we shall increasingly be made to turn to the sea as a vast food producer by the increase in the population of the world.”
Important Note: If you opt to study a Diploma in Aquaculture / Fisheries and continue your degree at the same institution, you will most likely get a one-year exemption. This means that you can enter degree year 2 after diploma..
It is not necessary for you to do your postgraduate but doing so would help you advance in your career and open up more job opportunities. You can opt to work straight after degree as well.
As the name suggests, you will need to be prepared to get your feet wet! Studying aquaculture will involve constant exploring and you’ll need to be able to keep up.
As the constant and steady stream of new discoveries and evolvement of the flora and fauna underwater rises at a rapid pace, it is crucial to keep up with the latest developments. You’ll be like a doctor, except under the sea!
You need to know how the different species in a certain ecosystem co-exists, and hos one may be dependent on the other. As such, critical thinking is hugely important to come up with logical solutions to problems
Fish and Crustacean Farm Manager
Quality Control (seafood)
Scientist & Consultant
Below are a few of the top Aquaculture firms in Malaysia.
Do note that all courses should be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Click here to check if the course you choose is accredited.