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Aqua-Culture

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BAG211

Aqua-Culture Outline

Improve production or start a new aquaculture venture. This course can help you no matter what direction you want to take. This course aims to develop your ability to independently analyse and make decisions about the development and management of freshwater aquaculture enterprises.

Aquaculture is the farming of water creatures for human consumption. This subject is concerned with the culture and care of fresh water aquatic animals and focuses on Trout, Barramundi, Bass, Marron, Red Claw and the Yabbie. You will also learn about production systems, other species, feeding, harvesting and health of fish as well as set up of an aquaculture venture.


Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction To Aquaculture
  2. Production Systems - EP and IP
  3. What Species To Farm
  4. Trout
  5. Barramundi
  6. Bass
  7. Freshwater Crayfish
  8. Setting Up A Fish Farm
  9. Fish Foods & Feeding
  10. Harvesting

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Aims

  • Explain different aquaculture production systems.
  • Explain the cultural requirements of different types of fish suitable for aquaculture.
  • Explain cultural practices for freshwater crayfish.
  • Explain different factors affecting the vigour of animals in an aquaculture farm.
  • Explain methods, including feeding and harvesting, used to manage freshwater animal populations.
  • Develop informed management decisions for an aquaculture enterprise.

Activities

  • List the components of an aquaculture production system.
  • Compare extensive production systems with intensive production systems.
  • Assess the production systems used in three different aquaculture enterprises.
  • Describe a successful aquaculture production system seen by the learner.
  • List freshwater fish suitable for aquaculture in the learner's locality.
  • List saltwater fish suitable for aquaculture in the learner's locality.
  • Describe the requirements for different commonly grown freshwater fish, including: *Trout *Barramundi *Bass.
  • Describe the requirements of one type of salt water fish which has commercial potential for farming at a latitude the same as the learner's locality.
  • Distinguish, by labelling unlabelled diagrams, between visual characteristics of different freshwater crayfish, including: *Marron *Red claw *Yabbie
  • Describe the cultural practices for different freshwater crayfish, including: *Marron *Red claw *Yabbie.
  • Explain how water quality may affect production in an aquaculture system.
  • Explain different methods of treating water in aquaculture, including: *Filtration *Aeration.
  • Develop a list of criteria for selecting a site suitable for a specified freshwater aquaculture purpose.
  • Explain how varying stocking rates can affect the condition of a specified type of animal in aquaculture.
  • Compare the potential affects on aquaculture species, of different methods of containing water, including: *Ponds constructed with liners *An earth dam *Concrete tanks. *Flowing water *Still water
  • Compare various methods of feeding commercial species, including fish and crayfish, with reference to the type of food and the way it is delivered to the animal

Aqua-Culture

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BAG211