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AQ2002 - Aquaculture of Tropical Species

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)

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 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Chaoshu Zeng, Professor Dean Jerry, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Professor Paul Southgate.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 16 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (15%); assignments (35%).

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