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AQ5012 - Aquaculture: Hatchery Techniques

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science, Certificate of Science, Graduate Diploma, Master of Applied Science, Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master of Science and Masters of Development Practice.

This subject covers design, operation and evaluation of the success of hatchery culture systems. It also covers broodstock husbandry, spawning induction methods, techniques for larval and early nursery culture and production and use of live feeds.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop skills in preparing and presenting major technical reports;
  • to develop skills in the critical assessment of methodology and evaluation of success in hatchery production;
  • to develop the problem solving and organisational skills required in commercial hatchery production;
  • to engage students in realistic aquaculture hatchery and larval rearing production;
  • to provide experience in all aspects of aquaculture hatchery protocol;
  • to provide practical skills required for broodstock management, spawning induction and larval rearing;
  • to provide the practical skills required for production of live feeds and management of a live feeds laboratory.
Students enrolling in this subject should have either enrolled as a Bachelor of Applied Science degree student and have completed their level 2 and 3 aquaculture subjects or have an undergraduate degree in relevant discipline (eg biology or environmental science) or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study or industry experience. They should have an excellent understanding of science subjects including basic biology, chemistry, aquaculture and statistics.
AQ4021 AND AQ4022


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chaoshu Zeng
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Chaoshu Zeng, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignments (40%); production success measured by output of hatchery operations; (20%); student initiative, involvement and leadership ability (40%).
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Note: 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 official information.