Aquaculture

Aquaculture (less commonly spelled aquiculture), also known as aquafarming, is the farming of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, algae, and other organisms. 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 practiced in marine environments and in underwater habitats.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), aquaculture "is understood to mean the farming of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants. Farming implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, protection from predators, etc. Farming also implies individual or corporate ownership of the stock being cultivated." The reported output from global aquaculture operations in 2014 supplied over 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, mariculture, algaculture (such as seaweed farming), and the cultivation of ornamental fish. Particular methods include aquaponics and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, both of which integrate fish farming and aquatic plant farming.

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Matching Aquaculture Colleges

Clemson University

Four or more years; Public; $34,694 average out-state tuition; $13,752 average in-state tuition

Auburn University

Four or more years; Public; $28,008 average out-state tuition; $9,336 average in-state tuition

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Four or more years; Public; $11,160 average out-state tuition; $4,908 average in-state tuition

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

Four or more years; Public; $14,692 average out-state tuition; $4,890 average in-state tuition

Hillsborough Community College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,728 average out-state tuition; $1,931 average in-state tuition

Brunswick Community College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,576 average out-state tuition; $2,432 average in-state tuition

Carteret Community College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $9,112 average out-state tuition; $2,584 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Aquaculture Majors

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Diversity in Food and Natural Resources Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Up to $15,000 Varies See Details
 

Diversity in Food and Natural Resources Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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Up to $15,000

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Colorado Farm Show Rolling Scholarship

Colorado Farm Show

$4,000 November 01, 2021 See Details
 

Colorado Farm Show Rolling Scholarship

Colorado Farm Show

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$4,000

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November 01, 2021
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James C. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Northwest Missouri State University

$4,000 February 01, 2022 See Details
 

James C. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Northwest Missouri State University

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$4,000

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February 01, 2022
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Sharp Academic Scholarship

Mississippi State University

$3,000 December 01, 2021 See Details
 

Sharp Academic Scholarship

Mississippi State University

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$3,000

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December 01, 2021
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San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

Sam Houston State University - College of Arts and Sciences

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

Sam Houston State University - College of Arts and Sciences

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$2,500

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Kenneth R. Imig Scholarship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Kenneth R. Imig Scholarship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

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$2,500

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Charles Ennis Rice Agricultural Scholarship

Arizona Western College

Up to $2,500 Varies See Details
 

Charles Ennis Rice Agricultural Scholarship

Arizona Western College

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Bayer Crop Science Scholarship

Northwest Missouri State University

$2,500 February 01, 2022 See Details
 

Bayer Crop Science Scholarship

Northwest Missouri State University

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$2,500

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February 01, 2022
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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

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$2,000

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A.L. Warrington Memorial Scholarship

Marshalltown Community College

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

A.L. Warrington Memorial Scholarship

Marshalltown Community College

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$2,000

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