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Aquaculture Principles and Processes
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Online & on-campus
- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain key aquaculture principles and processes and their relationship to biological requirements of species.
- Analyse processes and techniques applicable to culture of aquaculture species.
- Apply key aquaculture techniques and practices in a workplace or simulated work-integrated experience.
- Critically reflect on application of aquaculture knowledge and workplace skills to generate plans for self-development.
- Week 1 - Introduction & unit overview
- Week 2 - Aquaculture production cycle overview
- Week 3 - Biosecurity, permits, regulations & hygiene
- Week 4 - Introduction to hatcheries
- Week 5 - Live feeds: algae, copepods, artemia &rotifers
- Week 6 - Water management
- Week 7 - Feed management
- Week 8 - Finfish production: salmon hatcheries
- Week 9 - Shellfish production
- Week 10 - Finfish production: marine fish
- Week 11 - Crustacean production
- Week 12 - Grow-out
- Week 13 - Harvesting & processing
Conditional requisite: 25 CP at level 100 or higher
- Attendance requirements - Student will attend a three (3) day laboratory workshop, including 1 day workshop (Hobart and Launceston)
In this subject, you will be introduced to key principles and processes of aquaculture. This includes examining processes that support all stages of the aquaculture production cycle, including husbandry, hatchery and grow-out, through to harvesting and preparation for distribution. You will examine these processes with reference to principles, theory and management techniques applicable to aquatic science and aquaculture operations. This will include water quality requirements, stock handling, health and welfare of stock, biosecurity management of key aquaculture species and an introduction to aquaculture management software. You will develop and apply your skills and knowledge in these areas through a work-integrated learning placement or project-based experience.
In conjunction with the discipline theory, this subject introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.
- Process Map and Report (30%)
- Process Map and Presentation (30%)
- Work Placement (40%)
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