Courses & Units

Sustainable Marine Food Production KSM102



Sustainable marine food production introduces students to core principles, industry practices and current technologies that underpin site selection, production and harvest of major seafood species. The unit explores biology and behaviour and their importance in the development of production technologies, water quality management, husbandry and harvest techniques and practical considerations for working on water. Students explore data collection techniques and interpretation for the management and welfare of aquatic animals. Health and safety, environmental sustainability and social licensing impacts that drive current and future directions for aquaculture and fisheries are also encompassed. This unit provides engagement with key seafood sectors in Tasmania, and work integrated learning experiences for students embarking on careers related to aquaculture, marine science, resource management, environmental sciences and food innovation sectors.


Unit name Sustainable Marine Food Production
Unit code KSM102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture

James Haddy

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes


Identify the links between the design of seafood production systems with the biology and behaviour of aquatic species


Describe the application of technology across seafood industries


Communicate key principles of aquaculture and fishing practices for aquatic species


Describe postharvest processes and controls affecting seafood safety quality and marketing


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010907 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 120 weekly lecture, 1 x 180 practical weekly


ATT1 - Field trip report (25%)

ATT2 - Presentation (25%)

ATT3 - Online quiz (10%)

ATT4 - Exam (40%)

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