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Home Study Aquaculture Course

Study care and breeding of fresh water fish

Course Outline

There are 10 lessons (+ one optional for Overseas students) in this course:

  1. Introduction To Aquaculture 
    • Scope and nature of freshwater aquaculture
    • Resources … references, organisations around the world
    • Equipment and material suppliers
  2. Production Systems – EP and IP
    • Open, semi closed and closed systems
    • Extensive production
    • Intensive production
    • Water containment … earth, concrete,wood, brick, stone, fibre-glass, liners, etc
    • Dams and Water Storage … siting, site
  3. What Species To Farm
    • Selection criteria
    • Climate
    • Water resources
    • Finance
    • Scale of operation
    • Other resources: manpower, knowledge, support services, etc.
    • Market demand and access
    • Ecological considerations
    • Risk Considerations
    • Review of different fish …We review many fish and other species suited to farming in Australia,the UK and other countries), including…
    • Trout
    • Rainbow trout
    • Brown Trout
    • Bass
    • Catfish
    • Carp
    • Cod
    • River Blackfish
    • Marron
    • Algae
  4. Trout
    • Three main Trout species
    • Farming Trout
    • Water
    • Determining flow in source water
    • Water temperature
    • Water dissolved oxygen
    • Stocking rates for production pools
    • Spawning trout
    • Checking the fish
    • Stripping technique
    • Fertilisation of Ova
    • Hatching Ova
    • From hatch to free swimming stage
    • Feed
    • After free swim stage
  5. Barramundi
    • Industry perspective
    • Breeding and growth rates
    • Induced breeding … hormone injection
    • Growth
    • Fry management and after care
    • Grow out
    • Pond rearing for larvae
    • Barramundi diseases and parasites
  6. Bass
    • Varieties … Australian bass, American loudmouth, smallmouth
    • Habitat requirements … temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH
    • Natural spawning cycle
    • Controlled spawning
    • Harvesting
  7. Freshwater Crayfish
    • Scope and nature of crustacean aquaculture
    • Marron and Yabbie
    • Conditions … water, temperature, pH, salinity, dissolved oxygen, organic loading, water clarity, pod size
    • Initial breeding stocks
    • Production potential
    • Stocking rates
    • Breeding
    • Growth
    • Feeding
    • Composts for Marron feeding
    • Red Claw
    • Yabbie
    • Spiny Freshwater Crayfish
  8. Setting up a Fish Farm
    • Land and water
    • Water requirements
    • Extensive production dams
    • Intensive production pools and raceways
    • Cages
    • Biological filtration systems
    • Filter efficiency
    • Clearing turbid water in dams
    • Protecting fish
    • Improving genetic quality of fish
    • Economics of establishing and running an aquaculture farm
    • Financial Management
    • Financial Institutions
    • Better planning
    • Economics
    • What to Plan for
    • Production
    • Marketing
  9. Fish Foods & Feeding
    • Scope and nature
    • Pelleted feed
    • Live feed
    • Brine shrimp
    • Daphnia
    • Worms
    • Night lights
    • Fishmeal
    • Oil meals
    • Fish food production
    • Beef heart
    • Legumes
    • Seafood and vegetable mix
    • Earthworm and Compost production
  10. Harvesting
    • Introduction
    • Harvesting techniques … seine nets, gill nets, traps, long lines, funnel trap, flyke trap, etc
    • Fish pumps
    • Mechanical graders
    • Fish health management
    • Review of diseases … salmonids, barramundi, trout, carp, etc.
  11. Tilapia (Optional – Note it is not legal to farm Tilapia in Australia)
    • Tilapia Aquaculture
    • Habitat and Distribution
    • General Biology
    • Breeding facility
    • Breeding of Tilapia
    • Environmental conditions
    • Nursery culture
    • Pond culture

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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    Home Study Aquaculture Course

    Study care and breeding of fresh water fish

    Course Outline

    There are 10 lessons (+ one optional for Overseas students) in this course:

    1. Introduction To Aquaculture 
      • Scope and nature of freshwater aquaculture
      • Resources … references, organisations around the world
      • Equipment and material suppliers
    2. Production Systems – EP and IP
      • Open, semi closed and closed systems
      • Extensive production
      • Intensive production
      • Water containment … earth, concrete,wood, brick, stone, fibre-glass, liners, etc
      • Dams and Water Storage … siting, site
    3. What Species To Farm
      • Selection criteria
      • Climate
      • Water resources
      • Finance
      • Scale of operation
      • Other resources: manpower, knowledge, support services, etc.
      • Market demand and access
      • Ecological considerations
      • Risk Considerations
      • Review of different fish …We review many fish and other species suited to farming in Australia,the UK and other countries), including…
      • Trout
      • Rainbow trout
      • Brown Trout
      • Bass
      • Catfish
      • Carp
      • Cod
      • River Blackfish
      • Marron
      • Algae
    4. Trout
      • Three main Trout species
      • Farming Trout
      • Water
      • Determining flow in source water
      • Water temperature
      • Water dissolved oxygen
      • Stocking rates for production pools
      • Spawning trout
      • Checking the fish
      • Stripping technique
      • Fertilisation of Ova
      • Hatching Ova
      • From hatch to free swimming stage
      • Feed
      • After free swim stage
    5. Barramundi
      • Industry perspective
      • Breeding and growth rates
      • Induced breeding … hormone injection
      • Growth
      • Fry management and after care
      • Grow out
      • Pond rearing for larvae
      • Barramundi diseases and parasites
    6. Bass
      • Varieties … Australian bass, American loudmouth, smallmouth
      • Habitat requirements … temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH
      • Natural spawning cycle
      • Controlled spawning
      • Harvesting
    7. Freshwater Crayfish
      • Scope and nature of crustacean aquaculture
      • Marron and Yabbie
      • Conditions … water, temperature, pH, salinity, dissolved oxygen, organic loading, water clarity, pod size
      • Initial breeding stocks
      • Production potential
      • Stocking rates
      • Breeding
      • Growth
      • Feeding
      • Composts for Marron feeding
      • Red Claw
      • Yabbie
      • Spiny Freshwater Crayfish
    8. Setting up a Fish Farm
      • Land and water
      • Water requirements
      • Extensive production dams
      • Intensive production pools and raceways
      • Cages
      • Biological filtration systems
      • Filter efficiency
      • Clearing turbid water in dams
      • Protecting fish
      • Improving genetic quality of fish
      • Economics of establishing and running an aquaculture farm
      • Financial Management
      • Financial Institutions
      • Better planning
      • Economics
      • What to Plan for
      • Production
      • Marketing
    9. Fish Foods & Feeding
      • Scope and nature
      • Pelleted feed
      • Live feed
      • Brine shrimp
      • Daphnia
      • Worms
      • Night lights
      • Fishmeal
      • Oil meals
      • Fish food production
      • Beef heart
      • Legumes
      • Seafood and vegetable mix
      • Earthworm and Compost production
    10. Harvesting
      • Introduction
      • Harvesting techniques … seine nets, gill nets, traps, long lines, funnel trap, flyke trap, etc
      • Fish pumps
      • Mechanical graders
      • Fish health management
      • Review of diseases … salmonids, barramundi, trout, carp, etc.
    11. Tilapia (Optional – Note it is not legal to farm Tilapia in Australia)
      • Tilapia Aquaculture
      • Habitat and Distribution
      • General Biology
      • Breeding facility
      • Breeding of Tilapia
      • Environmental conditions
      • Nursery culture
      • Pond culture

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

      Clear

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