Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students of this subject will develop knowledge of and practical skills in the production of important mollusc and crustacean species in aquaculture facilities. Students will study aspects of mollusc and crustacean aquaculture from details of biology to the harvesting of selected important mollusc and crustacean species relevant to the aquaculture industry. By developing knowledge of the biology, life cycle and common diseases of mollusc and crustacean species students will increase understanding of the breeding, larval rearing and growout of molluscs and crustaceans and hatchery management. Investigation of commercial production techniques of important mollusc and crustacean species will provide students with knowledge and skills relevant to site selection for mollusc and crustacean production facilities, and facilities design and management for the sustainable commercial production of molluscs and crustaceans.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SCI1LS1 and Admission into SBATE


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBivalve molluscsRecommendedGosling, E 2003BLACKWELL SCIENCE, OXFORD, UK.
ReadingsCultivation of bivalve shellfishRecommendedAskew, C 2003BLACKWELL SCIENCE, OXFORD, UK.
ReadingsCurrent trends in the study of bacterial and viral fish and shrimp diseasesRecommendedLeung, K 2004WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING RIVER EDGE, NEW JERSEY.
ReadingsDevelopment of longline mussel farming and the influence of sleeve spacing in Prince Edward Island, CanadaRecommendedComeau, A, Drapeau, A, Landry, T & Davidson, J 2008AQUACULTURE, VOL. 281, NO. 1-4, PP. 56-62.
ReadingsFreshwater prawns: biology and farmingRecommendedNew, M, B 2010BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, IOWA, USA.
ReadingsSalinity effects on reproduction of giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man)RecommendedYen, P, & Bart, A, 2008AQUACULTURE, VOL.280, NO. 1-4, PP. 124-128.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Group design assignment (2500 words)40
Literature review (1000 words)15
Practical Examination (1 hour)15
Practical Report (1500 words)30