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Unit description

Examines the aquaculture industry in Australia and overseas, the main aquaculture techniques and species, focusing on sustainable aquaculture. Examines the main components of aquaculture ventures, including water quality control, disease control, and environmental impacts. Provides practical experience in rearing of fish, invertebrate and seaweed species, emphasising hatchery techniques.

Unit content

1. Overview of the Australian and world aquaculture industry
2. Finfish
3. Molluscs, sea urchins and sea cucumbers
4. Crustaceans
5. Seaweed
6. Diseases in aquaculture
7. Water quality
8. Aquaculture systems
9. Sustainable aquaculture

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Understand the Australian aquaculture industry in a world context
2Demonstrate knowledge of the major taxa of interest to aquaculture including finfish, molluscs, crustaceans and algae
3Understand some of the competing issues in creating a sustainable aquaculture industry
4Understand the different aquaculture systems used around the world
5Demonstrate knowledge of the indicators of water quality and their impact on aquaculture species
6Describe the causes and impact of diseases in aquaculture
7Do basic tasks in an aquaculture hatchery

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the Australian aquaculture industry in a world context
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the major taxa of interest to aquaculture including finfish, molluscs, crustaceans and algae
  3. Understand some of the competing issues in creating a sustainable aquaculture industry
  4. Understand the different aquaculture systems used around the world
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the indicators of water quality and their impact on aquaculture species
  6. Describe the causes and impact of diseases in aquaculture
  7. Do basic tasks in an aquaculture hatchery

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Teaching and assessment

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