Aquaculture in the University of Sydney
12th August 2005, University of Sydney
The College of Science and Technology hosted a strategic planning workshop organised by Professor Richard Whittington with representatives from NSW Department of Primary Industries, the School of Aquaculture University of Tasmania and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Guest speakers Dr Geoff Allan and Dr Barbara Nowak, outlined the state of development of the aquaculture sector in Australia and internationally and outlined opportunities in teaching and research. Activities and capacity at the University of Sydney were presented by academic staff from The Faculties of Veterinary Science, Agriculture Food and Natural Resources and the Schools of Biomedical Sciences and Biological Sciences.
The outcomes of the workshop included a commitment to work with other organisations to develop complementary streams in undergraduate teaching for markets in Australia and overseas and collaborative research. Pathways of study will be developed at the University of Sydney to cater for students with an interest in aquaculture and fisheries.