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AQ2002 - Aquaculture of Tropical Species

[Offered in even-numbered years in JCU Singapore. ]

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject discusses aquaculture in tropical regions of the World and tropical Australia. It will provide information about the status and methods of production of the major species cultured in this region and opportunities for new species culture. Topics include: Marine finfish; Freshwater finfish; Crustaceans; Seaweeds, Sponges and Molluscs.

Learning Outcomes

  • to provide student with a general understanding of aquaculture in the tropics;
  • to give a comparative knowledge of the techniques used for culture various aquatic species in tropical regions;
  • to enable students to make an informed evaluation of potential and opportunity of aquaculture in the tropics;
  • describe trends and opportunities for aquaculture of new species in tropical Australia;
  • to introduce students to general biology, methods of production, status and constraints of the major aquatic species, such as penaeid prawns, redclaw crayfish, mudcrabs, pearl oysters,tilapia and barramundi, cultured in tropical Australia and tropical regions overseas.
Students enrolling in this subject should have good understanding of basic biology.
Prerequisites: At least 12 credit points of Level 1 science BZ, CH, EA, EV, MA, MB, PH or SC subjects.


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Jan Strugnell
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Chaoshu Zeng, Professor Dean Jerry, Assoc. Professor Jennifer Cobcroft, Dr Sam Penglase, Assoc. Professor Jan Strugnell.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 16 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (15%); assignments (35%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 02-Aug-2018
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 16 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (15%); assignments (35%).

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