AQ5016 - Aquaculture in Practice
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Subject will be offered every 2nd year starting 2014 and will be restricted to students
with a Credit average or with sufficient industry experience.
Growth in global aquaculture production is derived primarily from Asia and is based
on shrimp, Panga catfish, tilapia, algae, freshwater prawn, carp and Asian sea bass.
Despite the enormous expansion in aquaculture in the region, however, many industrial
aquaculture practices are not efficiently undertaken and compared to the Australian
aquaculture context, technological developments not quickly adopted. This subject
complements the aquaculture learning experience through practical and field exposure
to the major aquaculture species cultured in the tropics and will provide students
with the opportunity to place their learning into the real-world of large-scale industrial
aquaculture practices. The subject entails a two-week field trip to Vietnam where
students will be involved in hatchery propagation of tropical aquaculture species
and visit commercial farms representative of major tropical species cultured
- Demonstrate their theoretical knowledge of sustainable aquaculture principles through
oral and written critique of farming practices used for tropical species in Asia;
- Apply learning of aquaculture principles and tropical species into the practical production
of seedstock of important tropical species under cultivation;
- Recognise through critical evaluation both limitations and potential of current aquaculture
practices conducted in the tropics.
- quizzes or tests (20%)
- presentations (30%)
- assignments (50%).
|Students are assumed to have a basic understanding of aquaculture principles and techniques.
Knowledge of species commonly cultured in tropical aquaculture is also assumed.
||AQ2001 OR AQ5006
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