Short course open to the public on Fisheries and Aquaculture

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Short course open to the public on Fisheries and AquacultureWith the alarming headlines on the television and newspapers about the dire state of the world’s oceans now becoming an everyday occurrence, the problem of overfishing is said to be one of the most important threats facing the Mediterranean Sea.

The University of Malta Department of Biology has said that aquaculture is sometimes hailed as a solution to the continuing overexploitation of fish resources, “but the industry faces many challenges and public perception of the fish farming in the Maltese Islands is often negative.”

The University said that there is a short evening course available for anyone interested in learning more about how the fishing and aquaculture industries operate, the impacts these industries have on the marine environment, how such impacts can be monitored and managed, and the current approaches to fisheries management in the Maltese Islands.

Entitled ‘An Introduction to Fisheries and Aquaculture,’ the course will be held at the Department of Biology of the University of Malta between the 31st of October and 12th of December This is course is open to both students and the general public.

Lectures will be held on Tuesdays between 6.00pm and 8.00pm, and two practical sessions will be held on Saturdays from 9.00am till 1.00pm.

For further information please contact: Mr James Fenech, Department of Biology, University of Malta, on telephone number: 23402272. Email:

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