AQ5015 - Sustainable Aquaculture
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Available to students admitted to the Graduate Certificate of Science, Graduate Diploma
of Science, Master of Science, Master of Science (Professional), Graduate Certificate
of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice or Master of Development
This subject investigates the sustainability of aquaculture as the industry expands
and the world faces critical shortages 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.
This subject integrates field and laboratory based learning so that students benefit
from varied circumstances, contact and settings. Students maintain an integrated aqua-agri
system at the university. The system is designed to be 'off-the-grid' and involves
propagation of fish, crustaceans, plants and poultry. Students will also carry out
necropsies on fish to identify disease and biosecurity risks; visit Midwest Biodiesel
(MBD) to learn about the potential for the future contribution of sustainable algae
production; gain an understanding of the role of aquaculture in islander livelihoods
and other developing countries; and learn to propagate coral fragments. Each day of
this intensive is centred around one main sustainability theme which is delivered
by experts in that area. The course coordinator has considerable experience in the
aquaculture industry, and aquatic animal health.
- define the environmental impacts of an aquaculture system;
- determine the sustainability of an aquaculture system;
- describe environmental best practice for developing and operating sustainable aquaculture
- determine, implement and maintain sustainable aquaculture practices.
|AQ3005 AQ5005 AQ3015 AQ5815
Study Period 3
|Census Date 07-Feb-2019
|Face to face teaching
04-Feb-2019 to 14-Feb-2019
||Dr David Vaughan
||Professor Dean Jerry, Dr David Vaughan.
- 55 hours - Combined Lectures, Practicals and field trip
||end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
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