- Study wild river systems in Idaho's designated wilderness areas.
- Research fish genetics and feeding at the Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station.
- Work in one of the three on-campus fish labs raising and feeding fish and participating in ground breaking research.
- Increase your knowledge of conservation/ecological issues facing other parts of the world. Spend a semester in countries such as Ecuador or New Zealand.
- Make a difference and gain valuable real world experience through activities offered by the American Fisheries Society.
Approved work experience is required for this degree. Below are some links that may help you find that experience.
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Your Fishery Resources degree has a number of course electives that will expand your knowledge and meet your goals.
Your degree may also be enhanced with a minor in aquaculture or one of our other programs. Many of our classes cross over and help you build minor credits.
For detailed information, please visit the catalog description for this degree and its options.
Here are just a few of the jobs you can get with this degree.
Enforce wildlife laws and regulations and help protect fish and their ecosystems from human harm. Work in the field to maintain the health and wellbeing of our natural resources.
Work, often in teams, to develop and implement fish habitat management programs, advise resource professionals and improve fish habitat. Monitor aquatic habitat, educate others on the biology and ecology of fish and help others understand the science behind good stewardship of our waterways and fish habitat.
Fisheries research technician
Assist with field investigation and research by collecting and recording data. You will be integral to the daily gathering of scientific information and part of active research in the field.
Do fieldwork, collect and analyze data and make a meaningful contribution to marine life of all shapes and sizes. From large, exciting exotics like dolphins and sharks, to smaller and more common shrimp and trout, you can study the relationships and interaction of marine life for a wide range of employers.
Organize and implement fish-stocking programs around the world. As a manager you may enforce regulations on harvesting, maintain fish stock in ponds, and help provide healthy fish stock to our rivers and streams.
Maintain the geographic information system databases used by scientists and technologists for research. Combine your knowledge of fish and fish ecosystems with a technical background to provide useful data for scientific discovery.
Oversee fisheries research and lead research plan development, funding submissions and cooperative agreements as the coordinator of research activities. Be involved in project planning from the beginning and help insure the accuracy and thoroughness of the research process.
Assist wildlife biologists and conservation scientists gather data and complete research. This hands-on position will put you in the field working alongside others to better understand fish, habitat and ecosystems.