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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 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 and Molluscs.

Learning Outcomes

  • assess the current status and major constraints for aquaculture species in the tropics;
  • describe general biology and major production methods for key aquaculture species in tropical regions and particularly tropical Australia;
  • evaluate the benefits and limitations of the practical aspects of tropical aquaculture based on evidence drawn from visits to aquaculture farms and research institutes.
Students enrolling in this subject should have good understanding of basic biology.
Prerequisites: At least 12 credit points of Level 1 science 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 (10%); assignments (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 02-Aug-2018
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Jan Strugnell
Lecturer: Dr Giana Gomes.
Contact hours:
  • 42 hours - Combined Lectures and fieldwork
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (40%).

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