Fishing for work

January 29, 2009

Aquaculture is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, registering an annual 8 per cent increase over the past decade. The School of Biology at the University of St Andrews is, with industry support, launching an online course in sustainable aquaculture for new graduates. It aims to improve the career prospects of graduates in the biological sciences. Neil Hazon, reader at St Andrews’ Gatty Marine Research Institute, said: “It is estimated that a further 40 million tonnes of aquatic food will be required by 2030 to supply the increasing demand and to replace declining wild harvested sources.”

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