APPLIED FINFISH AQUACULTURE

AGR2AFA

Not currently offered

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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