This unit assumes knowledge of aquaculture production and aquatic animal biology
The unit provides students with a detailed understanding of aquatic animal feeds and nutrition from selection of ingredients to the impact of feeds on product quality. The relationships between nutrition and farming practice, feed formulation, physiology and biochemistry of aquatic animals are covered. Students will be encouraged to critically assess and use nutritional information, experimental design and nutrition models. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of nutritional science and understand how to use this in commercial and research situations.
|Unit name||Aquatic Animal Feeds and Nutrition|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Fisheries and Aquaculture|
|Coordinator||Doctor Louise Adams|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the importance of different dietary components, effective feed formulation, balanced diets, use of ingredients for aquafeeds and the production of aquafeeds
- Apply the knowledge of nutritional concepts to optimise growth efficiency and product quality for the major groups of farmed aquatic animals: fish, crustaceans and molluscs
- Design aquaculture nutrition experiments and analyse and evaluate data
- Discuss the importance of nutrition research for sustainable aquaculture and the responsible use of global resources
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Weekly for 13 weeks, 2-hr lectures, 3-hr practicals, 1-hr tutorial
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