ATOLL PRO: Introduction to Aquaculture

Get started growing healthy food by learning about aquaculture and aquaponics.
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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

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 this course is for:

  • 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

Course content

13 sections85 lectures14h 18m total length
  • Did you know? Aquaculture
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Instructors

Educational Director
Barbara Payne McLain
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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.

Aquaculture Specialist and Environmental Physiologist
TETSUZAN RON
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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.

Aquatic Veternarian
Tim Miller-Morgan
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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.

Aquatic Veternarian
Allen C. Riggs
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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.

Oceanography and Marine Biology
Paul Bienfang
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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.

Aquaculture and Agriculture Marketing
Kelly Davidson
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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.

Marine Biologist
Shai Shafir
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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.

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