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Exploring Diversity in Aquaculture (EDinAqua) is a blended programme that explores the aquaculture industry and its development through an intensive study from its multidisciplinary approach as well as the many cultures where it is practised. This programme goes further to explore other emerging methods that are rapidly gaining popularity, like aquaponics, the integration of fish farming and plant farming and the importance of sustaining natural habitats through salmon conservation. To enhance the learning experience, opportunities are provided that will immerse students into work-related application of concepts learned through the online modules. Students will participate in lab activities, river stocking, site visits, getting involved in on-going research projects and opportunities for work experience with a company. This is to ensure young people get many opportunities to learn from experts in the field through the course of their education.

This video was funded by the “Exploring Diversity in Aquaculture” Interdistrict grant. The Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) partners with the CT River Salmon Association “Salmon-in-Schools” program and DEEP Inland Fisheries to raise salmon for release into the CT River Watershed as part of the legacy project.

Each year, students from different school regions in CT raise and release salmon from eggs to fry (a recently hatched fish that has reached the stage where it can actively feed for itself).