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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Principles of Aquaculture
    Subject Aquaculture and Fisheries
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MARI 112 and (STAT 110 or STAT 115) and 18 points from BIOL 112, BIOL 123, CELS 191, ECOL 111, PTWY 132
    AQFI 351, MARI 440
    Schedule C

    Teaching staff

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr Gaya Gnanalingam

    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Course outline

    View the course outline for AQFI 251

    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.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 29-35, 37-42
    Friday 11:00-11:50 29-35, 37-38, 41-42


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Monday 14:00-17:50 30-35, 37
    A2 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 30-35, 37
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