Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Major

Auburn University

Date Posted: Feb. 3, 2020
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


A bachelor’s degree in fisheries science prepares students for employment in commercial aquaculture, aquaculture extension, fish hatchery management, fish population assessment, management of recreational fisheries and enhancement of aquatic environments. The major in fisheries and allied aquacultures offers degree options in aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resources management and pre-professional.

Fisheries and aquatic resources management trains students in the use of modern tools to assess, manage and protect aquatic flora and fauna to enhance recreational fishing and aquatic diversity in reservoirs, rivers and streams.