AQUATIC ANIMAL NUTRITION

AGR2AAN

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will introduce detailed knowledge and skills required for aquatic animal and feeding management in varieties of aquaculture systems in order to gain economically optimal growth. In addition, this subject develops practical knowledge and skills required on feed formulation and nutritional composition, identify sustainable and suitable food form and types, feeding equipment including automatic feeders, feeding behaviour and feeding frequency. You will have the opportunity to obtain practical skills to conduct feeding experiments and trials using prepared feeds and evaluate of diet performance a t the Melbourne Polytechnic Aquaculture Training and Research Centre.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Stear

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE or requires Subject Coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is taught at the Epping Campus of Melbourne Polytechnic.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Growth performance, feed efficiency and fatty acid composition of juvenile Murray cod, Maccullochella peelii peelii, fed graded levels of canola and linseed oil

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorFrancis, D, Turchini, G, Jones, P & De Silva, S

Year2007

Edition/VolumeVOL. 13-5, PP

PublisherAQUACULTURE NUTRITION

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Impacts of fish oil replacement in Murray cod nutrition

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorFrancis, D

Year2007

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PublisherPH.D. THESIS, SCHOOL OF LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

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Murray cod nutrition', in B Ingram & S De Silva

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorDe Silva S Gunasekera R Collins R Abery N Ingram

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PublisherPRIMARY INDUSTRIES RESEARCH VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

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Plankton culture manual

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHoff, F & Snell, T

Year2004

Edition/Volume6TH EDN

PublisherFLORIDA AQUA

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Performance of juvenile Murray cod, Maccullochella peelii peelii (Mitchell), fed diets with different protein to energy ratio

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorDe Silva, S, Gunasekera, R, Collins, R & Ingram, B

Year2002

Edition/VolumeVOL. 8, PP. 79-85.

PublisherAQUACULTURE NUTRITION

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Performance of intensively farmed Murray cod Maccullochella peelii peelii (Mitchell) fed newly formulated vs. currently used commercial diets & a comparison of fillet composition of farmed & wild fish

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorDe Silva, S, Gunasekera, R

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PublisherAQUACULTURE

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Handbook on Ingredients for Aquaculture Feeds

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHertrampf, J & Piedad-Pascual, F

Year2003

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PublisherKLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS

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Gastrointestinal and metabolic effect of feeding schedule on voluntary feed intake and growth of European eel, Anguilla

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHeinsbroek, L, Goedegebuur, B, Bloemhof,G, Flach, R and de Jong, G

Year2007

Edition/VolumeVOL. Flach, R and de Jong, G

PublisherACQUCULTURE INTERNATIONAL

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify the importance of key nutritional components of diets and the nutritional requirements of aquatic animals
02. Describe the principles of feed distribution and growth, and develop feed requirement plans for aquatic animals
03. Formulate and produce diets suitable in form and nutritional composition for feeding to aquatic animals
04. Conduct experiments to evaluate performance of diet nutrient profiles of particular species in relation to the economics of feeding and environmental sustainability

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Stear

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Nutritional management plan (1,500-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3

5x Quizzes based on theory, practical and calculation tasks (1,000-words: 200 words per quiz)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Project report (best practice) (1,500-words)

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4