Aquaculture Certificate II

The term aquaculture largely refers to the cultivation of aquatic organisms in controlled waters for any commercial, recreational or public purpose.

The breeding, rearing and harvesting of plants and animals takes place in all types of waters, including ponds, rivers, lakes, the sea and man-made “closed” systems on land.

Aquaculture serves many purposes, including:

  • The Production of fish for Human Consumption
  • Reconstruction of populations of endangered species.
  • Restoring the habitat.
  • Enlargement of the game population.
  • Production of baitfish.
  • Fish farming for zoos and aquariums.

    It is one of the fastest growing forms of food production worldwide. As the harvest of many wild fisheries worldwide has reached its peak, aquaculture is a recognized means of meeting the needs of a growing seafood population.

    This course introduces the sector of the fish farming industry and provides students with a range of core competencies and knowledge relevant to aquaculture work.

    Follow your passion for aquatic life. This qualification gives you the practical skills and knowledge to support the care and conservation of fish stocks.

    Marine Studies

    In addition to aquaculture, several blocks are being taught in oceanography and seafaring.

    Working on coastal and marine projects over the six months will also provide insights into marine biology and marine ecology, as well as the development of fisheries management.

    The course includes some boat trips to the Abrolhos Islands (the BCMI has a 20m boat).

    For your safety, in the first few weeks, you will learn some lessons on safety at sea. In the lessons you will learn the what to do in the case of an accident at sea, firing of flares, applying rescue techniques, the use of a lifeboat, handling lifejackets, etc.