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AQ2001 - Introduction to Aquaculture

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

This subject discusses the scope and role of aquaculture for increasing food and profit yields of marine, brackish and freshwater organisms. The biological principles of aquaculture, including species selection, hatchery breeding and rearing and grow-out practices. Aquaculture technology and systems, overseas experience and Australian potential are addressed.

Learning Outcomes

  • a preliminary understanding of the biological and other principles underlying aquaculture;
  • an appreciation of the potential future of aquaculture and factors that will influence it;
  • an appreciation of the scope and need for aquaculture in "seafood" production;
  • an awareness of the environmental demands, including aspects of pollution and disease, for sustained aquaculture;
  • to enable students to evaluate their aptitude, enthusiasm and commitment for undertaking a major, and possibly pursuing a future career, in aquaculture;
  • general understanding of the different types of aquaculture systems.
Students enrolling in this subject should have good understanding of level 1 biology, particularly zoology (eg ZL1001 or BZ1004). A basic understanding of chemistry and statistics is highly recommended (eg CH1001, MA1401).
Prerequisites: ZL1001 OR BZ1004 OR AG1004
AQ3320 AQ5006


JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Block
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Face to face teaching (SP53)
Coordinator: Dr Kate Hutson
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); (50%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Kate Hutson
Lecturers: Professor Rocky De Nys, Dr Kate Hutson.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); on-course test invigilated and practical reports non-invigilated; (50%).

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