JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

AQ5809 - Aquaculture in the Tropics

[Not offered in 2022]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate Science (Aquaculture Principles and Practices)

This subject will provide an overview of marine, brackish and freshwater aquaculture activities in the tropics. It will cover the status and methods of culture and production bottlenecks of the major species cultured in this region. including finfish, crustaceans, macroalgae, molluscs and sea cucumbers

Learning Outcomes

  • holistic understanding of aquaculture activities in tropical regions;
  • knowledge of the practical aspects of tropical aquaculture;
  • understanding of current challenges and bottlenecks across a range of tropical aquaculture industries/species;
  • knowledge of the current research approaches directed at tropical aquaculture species;
  • familiarity with the key literature in the field of tropical aquaculture;
  • ability to make an informed evaluation of potential and opportunity of aquaculture in the tropics;
  • demonstrate a strong understanding of practical and theory contexts relating to tropical aquaculture;
  • enhance their learning and study techniques;
  • find and access information using remote access resources.

Subject Assessment

  • Online quizzes, reports.
Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in a discipline deemed relevant (e.g. marine biology, biology, aquaculture or other deemed appropriate disciplines) or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study or demonstrable industry experience. A sound understanding of science subjects including basic biology, chemistry, aquaculture and statistics is an advantage
AQ2002 AQ5009 AQ5002

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.