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AQFI251 Principles of Aquaculture

Semester Two, 18 points.
Lectures: Monday & Friday at 11am
Labs: Monday or Tuesday 2-6pm
Prerequisites: MARI 112, one of STAT 110 or STAT 115, one of BIOL 112, BIOL 123, CELS 191, ECOL 111

Course Coordinator: Dr. Chris Hepburn - chris.hepburn@otago.ac.nz

This paper introduces the key scientific, legislative, and market-driven challenges to farming aquatic organisms, and how these factors apply more widely to the functioning and management of aquatic environments. This paper demonstrates how physical, chemical and biological processes interact in aquatic systems and control productivity of marine and freshwater aquaculture systems. An introduction to aquaculture production systems from husbandry through to processing and product development will be provided along with practical and technical skills necessary for designing and maintaining aquaculture facilities. The course further aims for participants to develop an understanding of the cultural, legislative, market, and food safety framework in which aquaculture operates through trips to local aquaculture facilities.

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