Summer School in Tropical fisheries and Aquaculture

Short Course For Graduate Programme For Students In Fisheries And Aquaculture

The Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries, College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University conducts an annual summer school on Tropical Limnology and Fisheries. The two-week course is designed to provide basic instruction in tropical fish biology and general husbandry, aquatic systems and water quality management, identification and interpretation of infections agents impacting fish health, development of responsible and effective treatment plans, and consideration of biosecurity, quarantine and regulatory issues relevant to fish health. Students participate in experimental trawling on Lake Victoria, work with wild fish from Lakes George and Nabugabo, in Uganda and aquaculture systems in Masaka and Kampala Districts.

Students are exposed to field, laboratory and theoretical experiences in Tropical Limnology, tropical fish diversity, virology, bacteriology and aquaculture. This programme is implemented with partners from were facilitated by members of staff from the University of Bergen, Makerere University and National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NAFIRRI).