ATOLL PRO: Introduction to Aquaculture
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ATOLL PRO: Introduction to Aquaculture

Get started growing healthy food by learning about aquaculture and aquaponics.
3.8 (78 ratings)
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Includes:
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand why we need aquaculture and why itʻs growing so fast.
  • Explore many, many types of aquaculture
  • Get started with an aquaponic garden at home to grow organic fish and vegetables.
  • Acquire great tips on how to start a commercial business with aquaculture or aquaponics.
  • Become familiar with fish anatomy and physiology.
  • Get excited about the pet fish industry
  • Know the signs that your fish are sick
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Requirements
  • You should be interested in providing food-- for your family--or the broader community.
  • Have at least a high school level understanding of basic science concepts and terms
  • English language competency is a must for this course.
Description

This incredible online introduction to aquaculture is "one of a kind" in the educational community. Using multiple, expert instructors, we hope to convince you to get started on your journey in this exciting industry with interesting video lectures and plenty of self-assessments to insure that you are "getting it." Learn why aquaculture and aquaponics are the fastest growing branches of agriculture today.

Donʻt want a new career? Then skip right to the aquaponics section and grow your own organic vegetables using freshwater fish to reduce your growing time and save a ton of water.

Jump in and challenge yourself to complete the entire course and all the quizzes. Several schools (high school/community college/university) have used our ATOLL course for graduation credit.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone ages 16 or older
  • This course is for anyone interested in seafood, gardening with aquaponics, farming, and sustainability
  • No prior knowledge about aquaculture or aquaponics is needed to complete this course. All scientific terms are fully explained or illustrated and additional resources are provided. You do need to understand basic English language.
  • If you are just looking for a short course to complete in one evening after school or work, this isnʻt the course for you. It will take some time to complete.
  • Fish farm workers and owners will find this information very helpful
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Curriculum For This Course
66 Lectures
09:49:40
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Welcome to ATOLL
1 Lecture 03:17

Welcome to ATOLL opening lecture. Check out the faculty bios (pdf file) in the resources.

Preview 03:17
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Introduction to Fisheries
4 Lectures 36:35
These videos provide a foundation for increased aquaculture production by examining the forces that have depleted our oceans of seafood.
Finding Fish Pt 1
09:33

These videos provide a foundation for increased aquaculture production by examining the forces that have depleted our oceans of seafood.
Finding Fish Pt 2
09:35

These videos provide a foundation for increased aquaculture production by examining the forces that have depleted our oceans of seafood.
Finding Fish Pt 3
04:22

Finding Fish Pts 1 - 3
5 questions

How many fish are left in the ocean today? Although a little outdated (2010), this lecture will help you understand the critical value of growing our aquaculture industries by examining the status of U.S. fisheries.

Status of US Fisheries
13:05

 This self-assessment covers the content of the lecture titled "Status of U.S. Fisheries"

Status of U.S. Fisheries
5 questions
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Overview of Aquaculture and Various Systems
2 Lectures 09:19

Water is the key to aquaculture. This lecture gives you a broad understanding of the importance of your water source and how it moves through an aquaculture system.

Preview 07:03

Overview of Aquaculture Systems
5 questions

Learn more about various types of Aquaculture. Choose your interest and get excited.

Learn More: Aquaculture Systems Resources
02:16
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Introduction to Aquaculture
9 Lectures 01:17:47

Dr. Benny Ron will help you understand the history of fish farming, and many of the terms you will encounter in the industry. Farming seafood is a great way to help the world eat nutritious proteins.

Preview 10:29

Introduction to Aquaculture Part 1
5 questions

Dr. Benny Ron will help you understand the history of fish farming, and many of the terms you will encounter in the industry. Farming seafood is a great way to help the world eat nutritious proteins.
Introduction to Aquaculture Pt 2
09:43

Introduction to Aquaculture Part 2
5 questions

This section begins a discussion of basic animal husbandry and how humans have an increasing need to farm seafood.

Lecture 17: Introduction to Aquaculture Pt 3
08:55

Introduction to Aquaculture Pt 3
5 questions

In part 4, Dr. Benny Ron will introduce you to some new terms and principles for becoming an expert fish farmer.

Introduction to Aquaculture Pt 4
07:32

In this lecture, Dr. Ron first begins with a review of the main concepts from previous lectures before introducing you to some of the challenges facing aquaculture.

Introduction to Aquaculture Pt 5
10:40

Dr. Benny Ron helps you understand some of the challenges of aquaculture today in this lecture.

Introduction to Aquaculture Pt 6
06:59

Dr. Benny Ron examines the business side of aquaculture and encourages you to think about many questions that farmers must answer.

Introduction to Aquaculture Pt 7
07:42

Dr. Benny Ron will help you understand the history of fish farming, and many of the terms you will encounter in the industry. Farming seafood is a great way to help the world eat nutritious proteins.
Introduction to Aquaculture Pt 8
13:15

Learn More About Species Used in Aquaculture
02:32
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The Pet Fish Industry and Coral Farming
9 Lectures 01:21:36

Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan, Aquatic Veterinarian with SeaGrant Oregon, helps you understand the huge market for pet fish aquaculture.

Preview 09:51

This lecture, from Dr. Miller-Morgan shows you where profits originate in the pet fish industry and also introduces you to the lucrative, competitive koi market.

Overview of the Pet Fish Industry Pt 2
07:35

Lecture 22 & 23: Overview of the Pet Fish Industry
5 questions

This lecture is an amazing overview of what has happened to our ocean reefs and why farming corals is so important.

Preview 04:28

Learn about the species that live within our important coral reefs.

Coral Farming Pt 2
10:20

Dr. Shafir takes you on an underwater journey with more amazing information about our living coral reefs.

Coral Farming Pt 3
11:03

Learn a little bit about the anatomy of corals in this interesting video lecture.

Coral Farming Pt 4
09:53

Continuation of the topic.
Coral Farming Pt 5
09:10

This lecture continues the exploration of coral anatomy and physiology.

Coral Farming Pt 6
08:27

Learn the basics of coral farming and see examples of great on shore and off shore coral farms.

Coral Farming Pt 7
10:49

Coral Aquaculture
5 questions
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Understanding Fish
10 Lectures 01:44:48

Get started on a healthy environment for your fish with this great introduction to water chemistry.

Preview 10:44

Water chemistry is critical to your fish. This lecture describes additional concepts that you need to understand in order to keep your fish healthy.

Water Chemistry for Aquaculture Pt. 2
10:21

Understanding oxygen, pH and the nitrogen cycle will help your fish stay healthy.

Water Chemistry for Aquaculture Pt. 3
06:04

Water Chemistry Pt 1-3
5 questions

Understanding some very basic fish anatomy will be helpful to feeding and caring for many different species of fish.

Fish Form and Function Pt 1
07:24

Continuation. Understanding some very basic fish anatomy will be helpful to feeding and caring for many different species of fish.

Fish Form and Function Pt 2
09:38

Continuation. Understanding some very basic fish anatomy will be helpful to feeding and caring for many different species of fish.

Fish Form and Function Pt 3
13:24

Understanding how fish process oxygen, salt and water is essential to a fish farmer.

Fish Form and Function Pt 4
10:00

What stresses your fish? Find out in this interesting lecture from Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan. Also see the nice public resource video he has on an external site to show you how to handle your fish to minimize stress.

Fish Form and Function Pt 5
12:25

This quiz checks the content of the ATOLL video lecture titled "Fish Form & Function Part 2" by Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan.

Fish Form & Function Part 1 - 5
5 questions

Every fish farmer needs to understand how diseases enter their farm to protect their fish and their profits.

Preview 09:52

Continuation. Every fish farmer needs to understand how diseases enter their farm to protect their fish and their profits. Also check out the resources for this lecture to help you know how to sedate a fish, should that be necessary.

Biosecurity for Aquaculture Pt 2
14:56

Biosecurity & Fish Health Management Pts 1 - 2
5 questions
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Aquaponics: Introduction
4 Lectures 38:45

Olomana Gardens, a permaculture farm in Waimanalo, Hawaii, serves as a living laboratory for this informative lecture on aquaponics from Glenn Martinez.

Preview 08:31

Continuation. Olomana Gardens, a permaculture farm in Waimanalo, Hawaii, serves as a living laboratory for this informative lecture on aquaponics from Glenn Martinez.

Introduction to Aquaponics Pt 2
07:54

Continuation. Olomana Gardens, a permaculture farm in Waimanalo, Hawaii, serves as a living laboratory for this informative lecture on aquaponics from Glenn Martinez.

Introduction to Aquaponics Pt 3
08:19

Water chemistry and careful monitoring can be critical to your aquaponic garden.

Introduction to Aquaponics Pt 4
14:01
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Aquaponic Systems
15 Lectures 02:09:17

Explore aquaponics using a rubber tray.

Trayponics Pt 1
10:53

Continued. Explore aquaponics using a rubber tray.
Trayponics Pt 2
13:13

Continued. Explore aquaponics using a rubber tray.

Trayponics Pt 3
05:12

Trayponics Pts 1 - 3
5 questions

Learn how to use "floating beds" to grow leafy vegetables in aquaponic gardens.

Float Beds
15:29

Check out this great design for a small/medium sized aquaponic system in a backyard area.

Small Backyard System
03:01

This is a look at a unique, patented, semi-portable aquaponic system (thus "Aquaport")-- that fits in small spaces. Contact Glenn Martinez for more information and check out the free pdf assembly manual in the Resources for this lecture.

Tiny Backyard System: Assembling an "Aquaport"
07:43

Using commercial aquariums is another easy option for aquaponics.

Aquarium Aquaponics Pt 1
07:47

Continued. Using commercial aquariums is another easy option for aquaponics.

Aquarium Aquaponics Pt 2
08:10

Larger aquaponic systems can be built using commercial barrels.

Aquaponics Using Barrels Pt 1
09:47

Continued. Larger aquaponic systems can be built using commercial barrels.

Aquaponics Using Barrels Pt 2
07:41

Continued. Larger aquaponic systems can be built using commercial barrels.

Aquaponics Using Barrels Pt 3
09:02

Continued. Larger aquaponic systems can be built using commercial barrels.

Aquaponics Using Barrels Pt 4
08:33

Continued. Larger aquaponic systems can be built using commercial barrels.

Aquaponics Using Barrels Pt 5
08:39

300 Gallon System- Aquarium System- Barrel Ponics
4 questions

Growing root vegetables (potatoes, carrots, taro) requires a deep trough aquaponic system.

Deep Trough System Pt 1
06:29

Growing root vegetables (potatoes, carrots, taro) requires a deep trough aquaponic system.
Deep Trough System Pt 2
07:38

Deep Trough Growbeds Pt 1 - 2
4 questions
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Aquaponics: Worms are Magical
2 Lectures 19:13

Learn how worms and worm tea-- help keep your aquaponic system healthy and speed up vegetable growth.

Preview 11:00

What did you learn in the video about worms in aquaponics?

Worms in Aquaponics
5 questions

This video highlights a large-scale (55 gallon) worm tea maker to fertilize large gardens and aquaponic systems.

55 Gallon Worm Tea Maker
08:13
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Learn More: Aquaponics
1 Lecture 02:49

Aquaponics is a popular topic and there are some quality resources on the internet available free to the public. This brief lecture will introduce you to a few of these resources we think will be valuable to your course experience, and tell you why we are including them.

Learn More: Aquaponic Resources
02:49
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About the Instructor
Barbara Payne McLain
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Educational Director

This course will be monitored by Dr. Barbara Payne McLain, a professor and distance learning consultant at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, who serves as the Educational Director for our parent organization, Aquaculturehub, a non-profit located in Austin, Texas. Also supervising this course will be Dr. Tetsuzan Benny Ron, the founder and President of Aquaculturehub, who is currently teaching Marine Science and Aquaculture at the Ruppin Academic College in Israel. The course features content created by our team of outstanding, expert instructors, who volunteered for this project to provide the highest quality content on the subject, and help people all over the world grow quality food.

DR. TETSUZAN RON
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Aquaculture Specialist and Environmental Physiologist

Aquaculture Specialist with 40 years experience in the agriculture and aquaculture fields and over 25 years as an aquaculture scientist. Experienced Aquaculture Extention, Education and Training Specialist at the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, and Aquaculture Coordinator at University of Hawai'i. Former Department Head of Fish Physiology and Genetics at the National Center for Mariculture, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Institute.

Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan
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Aquatic Veternarian

Dr. Miller-Morgan has 30 years of experience in aquatic animal medicine and husbandry. The last 16 years have been primarily focused on fish and aquatic invertebrates. He is currently an aquatic veterinarian working in Newport, Oregon, USA. He is based at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC), a major marine research institution associated with Oregon State University. He serves as a clinical veterinarian for aquatic animals at Oregon State University and for fish and invertebrates at the adjacent Oregon Coast Aquarium. He is also an extension veterinarian with Oregon Sea Grant Extension. In this capacity he provides outreach, education and clinical services to the ornamental fish industry. Dr. Miller-Morgan is also an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Aquatics Section Head at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Here he teaches courses in fish medicine and health management and coordinates the aquatic health services at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. He is also the co-creator and an instructor with the Aquarium Science Program at Oregon Coast Community College in Newport. This unique program trains husbandry professionals for work in public aquaria, research laboratories, aquaculture facilities and the ornamental fish industry.

Dr. Allen C. Riggs
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Aquatic Veternarian

Allen Riggs formerly served as the aquatic species veterinarian for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee – Regional Aquaculture Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture.

Prior to coming to Hawaii in 2005, Dr. Riggs was involved in providing extension services through the University of Florida to the Florida aquaculture industry and served as Staff Veterinarian in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He also served as the Veterinary Consultant and Aquarist at the Key West Aquarium. Dr. Riggs is an avid scuba diver and holds a Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating.

Dr. Paul Bienfang
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Oceanography and Marine Biology

Dr. Paul Bienfang was formerly a member of the research faculty for the Oceanography Department at the University of Hawaii. His research laboratory is part of the Pacific Center for Research in Marine Biomedicine, one of four U. S. centers for oceans and human health. Dr. Bienfang is an alumnus of the UH Oceanography Department, a former Sr. Vice President of a marine bio-tech company in aquaculture, and a former Sr. Vice President of a private oceanographic and aquaculture research institution. His research specialties include ciguatera fish poisoning, environmental water quality and phytoplankton ecology issues with emphasis on warm water phytoplankton dynamics and continuous culture methodologies.

Kelly Davidson
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Aquaculture and Agriculture Marketing

Kelly Davidson is a faculty member in the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources at the University of Tennessee at Martin. A lecturer of agricultural business, some of her courses include Farm and Ranch Management, Natural Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Marketing, and Agricultural Management. Prior to teaching at UT Martin, Ms. Davidson served as a Fisheries Economics Specialist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Her research concentrated on the economics of seafood markets, specifically consumer preferences for aquaculture products. Ms. Davidson graduated with a Master's of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky. She has very strong ties to farming, having grown up on a grain and cattle farm, and she is excited about opportunities on the horizon for the aquaculture industry.

Dr. Shai Shafir
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Marine Biologist

Shai Shafir is a marine biologist and specialist in coral reef restoration. He received the PhD degree from the Hebrew University in Rehovot, Israel. His thesis investigated the agricultural and biological farming of corals using inland facilities. Dr. Shafir developed novel systems and has successful propagated thousands of corals in mariculture nurseries and inland tanks. He is the research development manager of Red Sea Corals, Ltd. He is an active professor and consultant for public aquariums throughout the world. Dr. Shafir is currently serving as a lecturer for the School of Education at Oranim Academic College.

Glenn Martinez
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A "Solutionist" that has the answers to today's questions.

Owns and operates Olomana Gardens, of Waikupanaha Street, Waimanalo, Aquaponics is our game. Permaculture is our style. Student of Murray Hallam, Tim Mann (to my regret), Dr. Rakocy, Dr. Leonard Wilson, Will Allen, Nelson&Pade and many others. With eight years of experience, Glenn has traveled and taught in the Philippines, China, American Samoa, Rota Students have travels and learned at Olomana Gardens from 2 weeks to a year internship. You can see videos www.olomanagardens.com. Instructor in the acclaimed ATOLL University of Hawaii .. Aquaponics Training On Line Learning.