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Aquaculture is the breeding, rearing and harvesting of fish, shellfish, plants, algae, and other organisms in fresh or salt water.
Oregon aquaculture farms raise oysters, clams, salmon, trout, ornamental fish, seaweeds and algae. For more information about Oregon aquaculture, visit the Oregon Aquaculture Association.
Degrees offered: Aquatic Microbiology
Diseases of importance to finfish and shellfish in aquaculture
Contact: Ryan Mueller, Mike Kent, Jerri Bartholomew
By Nick Houtman
Last August, as part of the Oregon State University Marine Studies Initiative, Gil Sylvia called a meeting of OSU faculty and staff with an interest in aquaculture. He was pleasantly surprised when 30 people showed up in Corvallis on a summer day.
“They were all positive about advancing aquaculture at OSU and the need for some kind of coordination and collaboration,” says Sylvia, emeritus professor and former director of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station in Newport.... (cont.)