REPRODUCTION AND GENETICS OF AQUATIC ANIMALS

AGR2AQA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will develop detailed knowledge of reproduction and genetics in relation to egg production techniques, stock improvement and selection programs for use in aquaculture farms. You will develop knowledge and skills in finfish egg production, larval and juvenile fish rearing, stock improvement using genetic engineering and selection. A practical approach to genetics will include selection methods for use on farms. Physiological and biological aspects of aquatic animals will be investigated along with fish rearing techniques and risks associated with fish breeding and management. A focus on nutrition will provide you with knowledge and skills relevant to the management of aquaculture animals for economically optimal growth in intensive aquaculture systems. Practical aspects of the subject will focus on the formulation of diets suitable in form and nutritional composition for aquatic animals.

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

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Learning resources

Ecological and genetic implications of aquaculture activities

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBert, T

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSPRINGER, THE NETHERLANDS.

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Aquaculture

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLHTTP://WWW.SCIENCEDIRECT.COM/SCIENCE/JOURNAL/00448486

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Fish reproduction

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorRocha, M, Arukwe, A & Kapoor B

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSCIENCE PUBLISHERS, NEW JERSEY, USA.

ISBNN/A

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Fish spermatology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorAlavi, S, Coward, K & Rafiee, G

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherALPHA SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, OXFORD, UK.

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Selective breeding in Aquaculture: an introduction

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorGjedrem, T & Baranski, M

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSPRINGER DORDRECHT HEIDELBERG, LONDON.

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The effect of temperature on the incubation of eggs of the tropical rock lobster

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorSachlikidis, N, Jones, C & Seymour, J

Year2010

Edition/VolumeVOL. 305, PP. 79-83.

PublisherAQUACULTURE

ISBNN/A

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URLN/A

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Hatchery manual for the production for Snapper (Pagrus auratus) and Black bream (Acanthopagrus butcheri)

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorPartridge, G

Year2003

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherW.A. AQUACULTURE DEVELOPMENT UNIT, FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

ISBNN/A

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Journal of Experimental Biology and Ecology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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Biotechnology and genetics in fisheries and aquaculture

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBeaumont, A, Boudry, P & Hoare, K

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL, OXFORD.

ISBNN/A

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Why is cannibalism so rare among cultured larvae and juveniles of Pangasius djambal Morphological, behavioural, and enegertic answers

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBaras, E, Hafsaridewi, R, Slembrouck, J, Priyadi, A, Moreau, Y, Pouyard, L & Legendre, M

Year2010

Edition/VolumeVOL. 305, PP. 42-51.

PublisherAQUACULTURE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the morphology of the major systems and mechanisms controlling reproduction
02. Identify, describe and explain principles of fish genetics and the mechanism of natural selection
03. Describe artificial selection strategies to improve the performance of farm stock
04. Describe, explain and apply OHS and fish breeding risk management principles and practices and reflect on environmental and ethical issues
05. Prepare reports on production of fish using appropriate scientific terminology

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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-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Two 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Practical and Group problem solving reports (2,000-words equivalent). Written feedback via a marking rubric and tracked changes.

N/AReportGroupNo50 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Design assessment: Reproduction management plan report (1,200-words). Written feedback via a marking rubric and tracked changes.

N/AN/AIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Written Exam- 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent). Once subject results are released, on request, students may review examination scripts as per University policy.

N/AN/AIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3