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AQ5015 - Sustainable Aquaculture

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

Available to Bachelor of Science (Advanced), students completing postgraduate courses, Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master of Science and Masters of Development Practice.

This subject investigates the sustainability of aquaculture as the industry expands and the world faces critical storages in food supplies. It addresses contentious issues such as wild resource harvesting, the physical effects of aquaculture, aquaculture wastes, disease and parasites, and the impacts of introductions and escapees. It also addresses how to develop and implement sustainable aquaculture systems. Therefore, as a result of studying this subject, students will be able to critically assess the environmental sustainability and suitability of existing and developing aquaculture industries, as well as quantify the benefits of sustainable aquaculture practices.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the environmental impacts of an aquaculture system;
  • Determine the sustainability of an aquaculture system;
  • Determine, implement and sustainable aquaculture practices;
  • Describe environmental best practice for developing and operating sustainable aquaculture systems.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically.
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Townsville, Study Period 3, Block
Census Date 02-Feb-2012
Non-standard start/end 03-Jan-2012 to 18-Feb-2012
Face to face teaching 13-Feb-2012 to 18-Feb-2012
Coordinator: Dr Kate Hutson
Lecturers: Professor Rocky De Nys, Professor Dean Jerry, Dr Kate Hutson, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 15 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); literature review (20%).

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.