AQ3002 - Aquaculture: Feeds and Nutrition
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)
This subject discusses nutritional principles as they relate to aquatic organisms
and the types of feeds used in aquaculture. Topics include major nutrients (structure,
function and availability), nutritional requirements of fish, crustaceans and molluscs,
physical and nutritional characteristics of live feeds, culture of live feeds, manufacture
of various artificial diets, characteristics of artificial diets, feeding strategies
used in aquaculture.
- an understanding of current problems and future research directions for aquaculture
- an understanding of the principles of nutrition and the nutritional requirements of
cultured aquatic organisms;
- an understanding of the production methods used for live and artificial feeds in aquaculture;
- detailed knowledge of the physical and nutritional characteristics of the various
live and artificial feeds in aquaculture.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of basic biology
and aquaculture principles, and should have completed BZ2001 and AQ2001 or equivalent.
A basic background in chemistry is highly recommended.
||At least 12 credit points of Level 2 AQ, BC, BZ, CH, EA, EV, MA, MB or PH science
subjects and 3 credit points of level 2 aquaculture subjects.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Dr Igor Pirozzi
||Dr Igor Pirozzi, Professor Paul Southgate.
- 24 hours lectures
- 24 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest