Courses & Units

Aquaculture Production KSM610

Introduction

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 culture environments are managed to optimise the grow-out performance and product quality at harvest, for a range of culture species and be able to identify and respond to common problems encountered during aquaculture production cycles.

Summary

Unit name Aquaculture Production
Unit code KSM610
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator Doctor Harriet Goodrich
Teaching staff Doctor Louise Adams
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
  • Explain the importance of global aquaculture and its impact on communities, economies and environments, using literature and sources from the field.
  • Critically assess the scientific literature on the biology and culture of established and emerging aquaculture species
  • Describe and/or employ practical culture and husbandry techniques used in the production of a variety of aquaculture species
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,967.00

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Teaching

AssessmentExamination (40%)|Productions Schedule: Finfish Culture (25%)|Oyster quality and condition assessment (10%)|Literature Review Seminar: Culturing new crustacean species (25%)
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Textbooks

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