Fisheries Tech (FT)

FT S110 Fisheries Oceanography

3 credits (3+0)
An overview of the ocean environment with emphasis on processes that support fisheries productivity. Introduces fundamental concepts and principles of oceanography including major geological, chemical, physical and processes that occur in the world's oceans. Concepts will be presented in light of the interrelatedness of these disciplines and how they shape marine productivity. Human uses of fisheries and current issues in oceanography will be addressed.

FT S111 Fisheries Management Techniques Lab

1 credit (.5+2)
Hands-on approach to common sampling and monitoring techniques and parameters utilized by fish technicians in Alaska fisheries. Sampling techniques include setting minnow traps, beach seining, plankton sampling, habitat assessment, and data collection. Graded Pass/Fail.

FT S120 Fisheries of Alaska

3 credits (3+0)
Explores the biology, fisheries, management, and research of various Alaskan fisheries throughout the state. Each week students will focus on a different portion of the state to learn about a different fishery. Fuest lecturers will emphasize the importance of research and current issues in their respective regions. Recommended for students looking to better understand how Alaska fisheries are unique.

FT S122 Alaska Salmon Culture I

3 credits (3+0)
The first course of a two semester sequence which introduces students to the principles, concepts and methods used in the production of Pacific Salmon with an emphasis on modern fish culture techniques used by Alaskan producers. Addresses all aspects of fry and smolt production. Topics include water quality, brood stock management, egg collection and incubation, egg and live fish transport, fresh and saltwater rearing techniques, feeding practices, growth, record keeping and fish health management.

FT S125 Fish Pathology Lab

1 credit (1+0)
A hands-on active learning experience laboratory covering basic fish anatomy, physiology, and common diseases found in fish species throughout Alaska. Elements covered will include basic lab techniques, supplies to have on hand, sampling procedures, and collecting proper data for sample submission.

FT S211 Fisheries Management Techniques

3 credits (3+0)
Presents common sampling and monitoring techniques and parameters utilized by fish technicians in Alaska fisheries. Provides instruction on field safety and survival techniques. Introduces students to nets, stream survey techniques, intertidal assessment, fish counts, habitat assessment, and data collection, recording, and presentation.
Prerequisite: FT S274 or concurrent enrollment, or former FT S273.

FT S222 Alaska Salmon Culture II

3 credits (3+0)
The second course of a two semester sequence which introduces students to the principles, concepts and methods used in the production of Pacific salmon with an emphasis on modern fish culture techniques used by Alaska producers. Methods used to enhance and rehabilitate the five species of Pacific salmon harvested in the commercial, sport and subsistence fisheries of Alaska and Northwestern United States will be covered in detail. Provides students with understanding of regulations and guidelines established by the state of Alaska to administer salmon enhancement programs through private non-profit aquaculture association.Prerequisite: FT S122

FT S230 Alaska Salmon Culture Lab

1 credit (0+2)
This intensive course focuses on salmon enhancement techniques and skills appropriate to new students as well as those with fish culture experience. Topics include egg incubation techniques, feeding techniques, rearing, pathobiology and tagging and marking techniques. Course includes in-class lecture, labs, and visits to local salmon hatcheries.

FT S270 Fresh Water Ecology

3 credits (3+0)
The principles, concepts and techniques used as part of fresh water ecological fisheries research, management and enhancement are presented in a technical application format. Topics include physical and biological characteristics of freshwater systems, and data collection, management and interpretation.Prerequisite: MATH S105 or MATH S151 or STAT S107, and ENGL S111, and FT S120

FT S272 Fisheries Management, Law and Economics

3 credits (3+0)
An overview of fishery management techniques, principles and concepts; state, federal and international laws that affect fisheries; and fundamentals of fishery economic principles. Emphasis on the biological, economic, social, and political aspects of fisheries management. Examples from the Pacific Northwest will be used to highlight management techniques. Corequisite (may be concurrent): ENGL S111 and either COMM S111 or COMM S235.
Prerequisite: FT S120.

FT S274 Fisheries Biology

3 credits (3+0)
An introduction to the major groups of fishes with particular emphasis on fishes of the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Introduces students to finfish and shellfish. Identification and classification, anatomy and physiology, age and growth, reproduction and behavior will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on commercially important fish species of Alaska.
Prerequisite: FT S120 or concurrent enrollment, or instructor approval.