APPLIED MOLLUSC AND CRUSTACEAN AQUACULTURE

AGR3MCA

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will develop knowledge and practical skills in the production of important mollusc and crustacean species in aquaculture facilities. You will study different aspects of mollusc and crustacean aquaculture from details of biology to the harvesting of selected mollusc and crustacean species important to the aquaculture industry. By developing knowledge about the biology, life cycle and common diseases of mollusc and crustacean species you will increase your understanding of the breeding, larval rearing, grow out of molluscs and crustaceans and hatchery management. Investigation of commercial production techniques for important mollusc and crustacean species will provide students with in-depth technical knowledge and skills in these two important aquaculture industries.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Stear

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SCI1LS1 and 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 conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Freshwater prawns: biology and farming

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNew, M, B

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING, IOWA, USA.

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Current trends in the study of bacterial and viral fish and shrimp diseases

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLeung, K

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING RIVER EDGE, NEW JERSEY.

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Bivalve molluscs

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGosling, E

Year2003

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBLACKWELL SCIENCE, OXFORD, UK.

ISBNN/A

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Development of longline mussel farming and the influence of sleeve spacing in Prince Edward Island, Canada

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorComeau, A, Drapeau, A, Landry, T & Davidson, J

Year2008

Edition/VolumeVOL. 281, NO. 1-4, PP. 56-62.

PublisherAQUACULTURE

ISBNN/A

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Cultivation of bivalve shellfish

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAskew, C

Year2003

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBLACKWELL SCIENCE, OXFORD, UK.

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Salinity effects on reproduction of giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man)

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorYen, P, & Bart, A

Year2008

Edition/VolumeVOL.280, NO. 1-4, PP. 124-128.

PublisherAQUACULTURE

ISBNN/A

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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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Evaluate the taxonomic position and classification of both crustacean and molluscs species.
02. Assess the biology, life history and economic contribution of commercially important mollusc and crustacean species produced through aquaculture
03. Prepare management plans for mollusc and crustacean production hatcheries.
04. Develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills to set up mollusc and crustacean grow out facilities.
05. Critically evaluate solutions for social, ethical and environmental issues pertaining to mollusc and crustacean aquaculture practices

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Stear

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.00 d field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two one day field trips, each 7.5 hours will be held in week 6 and week 11."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Essay (2,250- words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One hour Practical Examination (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Practical and field trip report (1,250-words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4