Aquaculture is the science of farming various different marine life; such as fish, mollusks, crustaceans, aquatic plants. Although the aquaculture practiced by the Chinese as early as 2000 BC was considerably limited and small scale, today aquaculture yields satisfy more than 50% of the fish and shellfish global market demand.

With increasing global population fueling the demand for high quality protein for consumption, we as a society, cannot continue to rely solely on wild fish fishing to fulfill our needs. This would lead to devastating environmental consequences and disrupt the natural food chain. The solution to this is developments in the science of aquaculture. With aquaculture, we can farm our own marine life without having to depend only on wild marine life for sustenance.

Although there is room for enormous growth and development in the field of aquaculture, global demand for professional aquaculturists remains high. Successfully pursuing aquaculture courses from top institutes in New Zealand gives students the practical experience and skills required for them to enter the aquaculture job market directly and build their career in the field with minimal job training.

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

ProgrammeStart DateLengthLevelCampusFees (yr)IELTS
Bachelor of Aquaculture and Marine Conservation25 Feb 20193 years7NelsonRs.853,1336.0
Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking23 Jul3 years7MarlboroughRs.853,1336.0