Marine Conservation, Fisheries & Aquaculture

Institue for Marine and Antarctic Studies

World-class institutes unite

As part of a move towards global excellence, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is encompassing the aquaculture, aquatic animal health, marine conservation and fisheries management activities currently conducted at AMC, to be known as IMAS Launceston.

These programs will be transferred to IMAS for administration, but testamurs will be co-badged with AMC from 2014. The collaboration builds upon the innovative marine research and teaching programs currently delivered by IMAS in Hobart. Strengthened by investment in new academic leaders and research facilities, it will bring teaching and research expertise from two world-class institutes together to create a state-wide agency for a vital industry.

Passionate about the world's marine environments?

Love fishing and want to make a difference in the industry?

Looking to be part of the world's growing aquaculture industry?

Our marine environment courses will give you the knowledge and skills to contribute in very real and positive ways to the conservation of the marine environment and sustainability of marine resources and maritime industries.

This island state of Tasmania is perfect for students who want to study and experience pristine wilderness and diverse marine ecosystems. You will also have access to AMC’s multi-million-dollar suite of tailored applied marine science laboratories and other facilities, such as the MV Bluefin (see facility pages).

You can create your own customised marine-focused, applied science degree, with options across the following major areas of study.

Dive into a new school of thought with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in:

  • Fisheries Management
    Wild-capture fisheries exist in oceans, coastal and continental shelf areas, and within river and inland lake systems. Pressures on global fish stocks are increasing, and how we address these issues today will determine the fishing future of tomorrow.
    This area of study will develop your skills and knowledge in the application of advanced scientific, technological and management solutions necessary for sustainable wild-capture fisheries.

  • Aquaculture
    Aquaculture is the cultivation and production of aquatic organisms including fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants. Current growth and expansion of the aquaculture industries has been driven by the doubling of global fish consumption since the 1970’s and the recognition of the important role aquaculture will play in ensuring food security into the future.
    This area of study integrates biological and environmental sciences with technology, business and policy.
  • Aquatic Animal Health
    Provides advance knowledge of aquatic animal health-related issues for aquaculture and fisheries focusing on areas such as disease processes in aquatic animals, disease prevention and control, and diagnostic methods. This program provides high-level education and specialist training to those working, or wishing to work, in the area of aquatic animal health.
  • Marine Conservation
    Focusing on the protection and preservation of marine ecosystems, this area of study covers issues such as the impacts of human society, restoration of damaged ecosystems and safeguarding species that are at risk of extinction. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge to design and implement solutions to diverse conservation issues.