Aquaculturists in the Philippines
An aquaculturist in the Philippines is a person responsible for raising fish and other aquatic animals for human consumption. Aside from ensuring there’s always enough supply of aquatic animals to satisfy market demands, aquaculturists are also responsible for maintaining a symbiotic relationship between the aquatic animals they raise and the environment they reside in by preventing or controlling issues such as pollution, overpopulation, spread of disease, and other similar problems.
What course do I need to take to become an aquaculturist?
Different employers may require different courses or degrees for those interested in becoming an aquaculturist. Common courses/degrees that may help you get an aquaculturist job include:
- Bachelor of Science in Fisheries
- Aquaculture NC II (TESDA course)
- Fish Capture NC I (TESDA Course)
- Fish Capture NC II (TESDA Course)
- Fish Port/Wharf Operations NC I (TESDA Course)