Certificate in Aquaculture Management

Certificate in Aquaculture Management

Become a Part of Canada's Growing Aquaculture Industry!

This program is designed to meet the needs and challenges of the aquaculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador as it continues to grow. This program is designed to provide aquaculture farm managers with the necessary skills to effectively manage the day-to-day operations of an aquaculture operation. The courses span a wide range of aquaculture management skills and include topics as diverse as human resources, project management, farm management, communications, regulations and policy, as well as computer skills.

Program Structure

This 12 day program (3 days per course) consists of two required courses and two elective courses that can be selected from six possible options.

What You'll Need

Applicants should possess the equivalent of a minimum grade nine education and industry experience acceptable to the admissions committee.

Program of Study

Core Courses (2 required)

  • Aquaculture Human Resource Management
  • One of: a. Aquaculture Project Management; or
  • b. Sea-based Salmonid Farm Management

Elective Course (2 required)

Two electives are to be chosen from the following list:

  • Aquaculture Project Management (if not chosen as a core course)
  • Sea-based Salmonid Farm Management (if not chosen as a core course)
  • Calculations in Aquaculture
  • Computer Skills
  • External Communications for Aquaculture Farm Managers
  • Salmonid Aquaculture Regulation and Policy
Course Options

Courses are offered over three days to accommodate students who are presently working in the aquaculture industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to do the whole certificate if I am interested in only some courses?
No. You may register for only specific courses, or you may wish to work towards completing the entire Technical Certificate - Aquaculture Management program.

Can I do these courses in or near my community?
Training will be offered at locations close to major aquaculture farming regions to accommodate existing farm managers’ schedules and travel distances.


Community Based Education Delivery
Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
t: 709 778 0623
f: 709 778 0535
P.O. Box 4920, St. John’s, NL Canada A1C 5R3