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AQFI251 Principles of Aquaculture

An introduction to scientific, legislative, and market-driven challenges to farming organisms in aquatic systems.

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 paper 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.

Paper title Principles of Aquaculture
Paper code AQFI251
Subject Aquaculture and Fisheries
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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MARI 112 and (STAT 110 or STAT 115) and 18 points from BIOL 112, BIOL 123, CELS 191, ECOL 111
AQFI 351, MARI 440
Schedule C

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Gaya Gnanalingam

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Students will gain an understanding of the key aspects of producing food in aquatic environments and develop scientific skills in experimental design and technical aspects applied in aquaculture.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 11:00-11:50 29-34, 36-37, 40-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 14:00-17:50 29-34, 36
A2 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 29-34, 36