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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
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator Doctor Daniel Pountney
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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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 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
050799 $515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,967.00

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 120 minute weekly lecture, 1 x 180 minute practical weekly

AssessmentTest or quiz (10%)|Final Exam (40%)|Report (25%)|Presentation (25%)
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