Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you 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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

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


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify major finfish species produced through aquaculture and outline physical and feed requirements, life cycles, and principal diseases
02. Apply the techniques required to breed selected finfish species in hatchery facilities
03. Describe and apply different techniques required to produce market sized finfish
04. Identify and describe suitable sites and facilities for the production of freshwater finfish
05. Recognise and reflect on relevant ethical, social and environmental issues related to finfish aquaculture from a national and international perspective

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Two 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Facilities design assignment (1,000-words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO4, SILO5

Field trip report (750-words)

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO4

Group literature review - based on new product or techniques development (1,500-words, per student)

N/AOtherGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
N/AN/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3