APPLIED FINFISH AQUACULTURE

AGR2AFA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop knowledge and practical skills in the production of marine freshwater finfish species in aquaculture facilities. The following areas will be explored: national and international perspectives on marine and freshwater finfish aquaculture; analysis of globally and nationally important marine and freshwater finfish species; global production statistics; advanced culture techniques; evaluation of potential marine and freshwater finfish species for future aquaculture production; physical and nutritional requirements of marine and freshwater finfish; analysis of the life cycles, production techniques and cycles of Australian native fish species; hatchery and production facilities for the culture of selected marine and freshwater finfish; hygiene, quarantine, maintenance and monitoring in marine and freshwater finfish aquaculture facilities; techniques for the breeding and rearing of selected marine and Australian native finfish species.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify major finfish species produced through aquaculture and outline physical and feed requirements, life cycles, and principal diseases

Activities:
Workshops will be used to consolidate and expand knowledge on requirements for the commercial production of fish.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs
Ethical Awareness
Creative Problem-solving

02. Apply the techniques required to breed selected finfish species in hatchery facilities

Activities:
Workshops and field trips will be used to apply breeding techniques for finfish. Reports by small groups will be discussed in class.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical Awareness
Discipline-specific GCs

03. Describe and apply different techniques required to produce market sized finfish

Activities:
Workshops and field trips will be used to apply techniques for the production of commercial finfish. Reports by small groups will be discussed in class.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness
Discipline-specific GCs
Creative Problem-solving

04. Identify and describe suitable sites and facilities for the production of freshwater finfish

Activities:
Workshops and field trips will be used to develop plans for suitable facilities for finfish. Reports by small groups will be discussed in class.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Discipline-specific GCs
Inquiry/ Research
Ethical Awareness

05. Recognise and reflect on relevant ethical, social and environmental issues related to finfish aquaculture from a national and international perspective

Activities:
Group discussions in tutorials on ethical, social and environmental issues will be undertaken. Controversial issues will need solid research and evidence-based argument.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Facilities design assignment (1000 words)30 04, 05
Field trip report (750 words)20 04
Group literature review - based on new product or techniques development (1500 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Practical Examination (1 hours)20 02, 03