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Aquaculture Course Online

Why Study this Aquaculture Course?

If you want to start breeding, raising and harvesting different types of fishes, then this course was made for you! This online aquaculture course will teach you how to setup your aquaculture farm, what species of fish is suited for the farm, the basic production method for different species,  what specific food to use, and how to harvest and market the freshwater animals.

 

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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    Why Study this Aquaculture Course?

    If you want to start breeding, raising and harvesting different types of fishes, then this course was made for you! This online aquaculture course will teach you how to setup your aquaculture farm, what species of fish is suited for the farm, the basic production method for different species,  what specific food to use, and how to harvest and market the freshwater animals.

     

    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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