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Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences


Lindberg, W.J., Chair; Allen, M.S.; Baker, P; Baker, S.M; Canfield, D.E., Jr.; Carr, W.E.S.*; Chapman, F.A.; Cichra, C.E.; Clark, W.H., Jr.; Francis-Floyd, R.; Frazer, T.K.; Gilbert, C.R.*; Haller, W.T.; Langeland, K.A.; Murie, D.J.; Nordlie, F.G.*; Parkyn, D.C.; Phlips, E.J.; Schelske, C.L.; Seaman, W., Jr.; Yanong, R.P.

* Affiliate Faculty Members

The Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences conducts research, teaching and extension programs in three broad areas: (1) freshwater fisheries and limnology, (2) marine fisheries and ecology, and (3) aquaculture. Department offers a minor.

FAS 2024 Global and Regional Perspectives in Fisheries.

Credits: 3.

Fish biology, ecology and habitats relevant to fisheries on both a global and regional (Florida) scale. Follows the fisheries occurring from cold, mountain rivers to the depths of the oceans, with special topics (e.g., artificial reefs, fisheries bycatch, aquaculture). Intended for non-science and science majors. (B)

FAS 4202C Biology of Fishes.

Credits: 4; Prereq: BSC 2011-2011L.

Course will focus on the general biology of fishes, with emphasis on trends in their evolution, integrative and sensory biology, physiology, feeding ecology, reproduction, growth, and population dynamics as they relate to fisheries.

FAS 4305C Introduction to Fishery Science.

Credits: 3; Prereq: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

Principles of fish management in freshwater and marine systems. Includes field and laboratory techniques for aquatic habitat and fishery resource assessment, aquaculture practices and consideration of contemporary issues pertinent to sport and commercial uses of renewable fisheries resources.

FAS 4405C Principles of Aquaculture.

Credits: 4; Prereq: BSC 2011-2011L or consent of instructor.

Culture methods of fish and shellfish, species selection, biological and environmental principles, case histories and future trends.

FAS 4905 Individual Study.

Credits: 1 to 4. May be repeated with change of topic up to maximum of 8 credits; Prereq: Consent of instructor.

Individual study of a selected topic in fisheries and aquatic sciences as contracted with the instructor at the start of the term.

FAS 4909 Honors Project.

Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: Must be admitted to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’ Honors Program. 3.5 GPA or greater.

An individual special project course restricted to students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Honors Program. Students will complete a project on a selected topic, issue, or problem. Projects may relate to research, teaching, or extension. The project will be reviewed by at least two faculty members chosen by the honors coordinator. May be repeated for up to six credits.

FAS 4932 Topics in Fishery Aquatic Sciences.

Credits: 1 to 4. May be repeated with change of topic up to a maximum of 8 credits; Prereq: Consent of instructor.

Selected topics in fisheries biology, aquaculture and associated aquatic sciences not offered in other courses.

PLS 4613 Aquatic Weed Control.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PCB 3033 or BOT 3503C.

Florida’s aquatic weed problems and methods of chemical, biological, mechanical and physical weed control. Topics include plant biology/ecology, herbicide residue, lake reclamation, fish-plant interactions and laws regulating aquatic weed control.

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