Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the practical and theoretical concepts involved in the production of current and future commercially important aquatic species (including molluscs, crustaceans and finfish). Students will be able to relate the biology of culture species to the different strategies employed in their production (from juvenile to market). Students will recognise how the culture environment is managed to optimise the growout performance of different culture species and be able to identify and respond to common problems encountered during aquaculture production cycles.
|Unit name||Aquaculture Production|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Fisheries and Aquaculture|
|Coordinator||Doctor Harriet Goodrich|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Describe how the biology of a range of species affects production strategies employed by industry
- Describe how different culture strategies are used commercially and identify developments and solutions used to address issues facing production systems world-wide
- Use the literature and other resources to explain the global importance of aquaculture, and its impacts on communities, economies and environments
- Critically assess the scientific literature on the biology and culture of established and emerging aquaculture species
- Competently handle aquaculture species and describe and employ practical culture and husbandry techniques
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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Weekly for 13 weeks, 2 h lectures, 3 h practicals, 1 h tutorials
|Assessment||Test or quiz (100%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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