The topic will provide students with a theoretical and practical capacity to design, construct and maintain systems for culturing aquatic animals. Students will be familiar with the requirements of aquatic animals in culture systems, the systems themselves, management of water quality within these systems, feeding practices within the aquaculture industry and industry placement. At the completion of this topic, students will be expected to demonstrate their ability in the areas of understanding design and management of aquatic animal production systems, know where to search for suppliers of equipment and stock, and be able to critically analyse peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed literature in this area.
Students completing this topic should be competent in designing systems of containment structures (tanks, ponds, cages etc.) and treatment systems for the maintenance and production of aquatic animals. Students will:
The topic will also develop students' abilities in: