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Marine Aquaculture BAG220 Course Online

Marine Aquaculture Online Course

Learn how to set up and run a marine aquaculture venture.  Marine aquaculture (mariculture) is saltwater fish farming.

  • Learn the culture of salt water species of fish, shellfish, seaweed and other marine products.
  • Learn to plan and manage the farming of a wide variety of marine life.
  • 100 hours self paced study.

Course Aims

  • Explain general mariculture production systems
  • Discuss the factors involved in setting up a business
  • Evaluate factors that need to be considered when choosing marine species for aquaculture in your region.
  • Explain the commercial production of finfish
  • Explain the commercial production of crustaceans
  • Explain the commercial production of molluscs
  • Explain the use and production of Seaweeds and Aquatic Algae
  • Discuss the role of echinoderms in mariculture. Explore the pharmaceutical uses of marine organisms
  • Explain general diet formulation and feeding
  • Describe issues related to the health management of marine animals used in aquaculture.

Course Outline

There are 11 lessons in this course:

  1. Aquaculture Production Systems
    • What is Mariculture
    • Purposes of mariculture
    • Classification of culture systems
    • Extensive production (Ep)
    • Intensive production (Ip)
    • Classifications based on system input
    • Open systems (off-shore and near-shore)
    • Semi-closed systems
    • Closed systems (on shore)
    • Common culture method for each marine category
    • Cage culture
    • Cage design: Floating flexible, floating rigid, semi-submersible and submersible
    • Hanging Culture: Raft and suspended trays
    • Long-line culture
    • Vertical or rack culture
    • Bottom culture: Bottom sowing and cultch lines
    • Stone, stake culture, net and umbrella culture
    • Semi-enclosed: flow through tanks
    • Closed Systems (CAS): Recirculating, raceways, and inland ponds
  2. Starting a Marine Aquaculture (Mariculture) Business
    • Economics of establishing and running a farm
    • The need for a feasibility study
    • Economic analysis
    • Requisites for establishing a business
    • Factors to consider
    • Industry competition
    • Availability of leased and quotas
    • Economy of scale
    • Site selection and water quality
    • Properties of salt water
    • Water quality management
    • Environmental impacts.
    • Food chain problems
    • Using wild broodstock
    • Nutrient pollution
    • Chemical pollution
    • Spreading pathogens
    • Escapes
    • Habitat effects
    • Managing environmental impacts
    • Improving the genetic quality of fish
    • Biotechnology
  3. Choosing a Species
    • Choosing a marketable species
    • What information is available?
    • Understand your competition before selecting a species
    • Common mariculture species
    • Selection criteria
    • Climate
    • Water resource
    • Finance
    • Scale of operation
    • Market demand and access
    • Availability of animals
    • Risk considerations
    • Product markets
    • Product, price and promotion
  4. Finfish
    • Industry overview
    • Types of mariculture
    • Broodstock/seed supply
    • Growout
    • Commonly cultured species
    • Tuna
    • Atlantic salmon
    • Steelhead Salmon (Saltwater rainbow trout)
    • Yellowtail (Japanese Amberjack)
    • Sea Bass
    • Gilt-head sea bream
    • Water quality management
  5. Crustaceans
    • Industry overview
    • Types of mariculture
    • Broodstock/seed supply
    • Growout
    • Commonly cultivated species
    • Penaeid shrimp (prawn)
    • Graspid Crabs
    • Lobster
  6. Molluscs and Echinoderms
    • Industry overview – molluscs
    • Types of bivalve culture
    • Broodstock/seed supply
    • Growout
    • Abalone
    • Oysters
    • Cultured mussels
    • Scallops
    • Giant clams
    • Industry overview – echinoderms
    • Types of mariculture
    • Breedstock/seed supply
    • Growout
    • Commonly cultivated species
    • Sea Urchins
    • Sea cucumbers
  7. Seaweeds and Aquatic Algae
    • Industry overview
    • Types of mariculture
    • Broodstock/seed supply
    • Land-based cultivation systems
    • Tanks
    • Ponds
    • Sea cultivation
    • Farming methods
    • Vegetative cultivation
    • Cultivation involving a reproductive cycle
    • Commonly cultivated species
    • Laminaria japonica
    • Porphyra sp.
    • Undaria sp.
    • Eucheuma seaweed
  8. Pharmaceuticals
    • Pharmaceutical value of marine organisms
    • Examples of species used in marine biotechnology
    • Sea urchin
    • Sea cucumber
    • Marine sponges
    • Seaweeds (algae)
  9. Diet Formulation and feeding
    • Feeding strategies
    • Nil input
    • Water fertilisation
    • Supplementary feeding
    • Complete diet feeding
    • Fish feed
    • Feeding and feed components
    • Environmental problems associated with fish feeding
    • Mycotoxins in feeds
    • Aflatoxins
    • Ochratoxins
    • Fumonisins
    • Trichothecenes
    • Managing mycotoxins in prepared feeds
  10. Health Management – Diseases and Parasites
    • Causes of disease
    • Health management and mitigation strategies
    • Treatment of diseases and parasites
    • General principles
    • Common signs that fish are unhealthy
    • Common diseases of finfish
    • Emerging pathogens
    • Common diseases of crustaceans
    • Common diseases of bivalves (molluscs)
  11. Harvest and Post Harvest Handling
    • Examples of product forms
    • Harvest/post harvest handling of selected species

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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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    Marine Aquaculture Online Course

    Learn how to set up and run a marine aquaculture venture.  Marine aquaculture (mariculture) is saltwater fish farming.

    • Learn the culture of salt water species of fish, shellfish, seaweed and other marine products.
    • Learn to plan and manage the farming of a wide variety of marine life.
    • 100 hours self paced study.

    Course Aims

    • Explain general mariculture production systems
    • Discuss the factors involved in setting up a business
    • Evaluate factors that need to be considered when choosing marine species for aquaculture in your region.
    • Explain the commercial production of finfish
    • Explain the commercial production of crustaceans
    • Explain the commercial production of molluscs
    • Explain the use and production of Seaweeds and Aquatic Algae
    • Discuss the role of echinoderms in mariculture. Explore the pharmaceutical uses of marine organisms
    • Explain general diet formulation and feeding
    • Describe issues related to the health management of marine animals used in aquaculture.

    Course Outline

    There are 11 lessons in this course:

    1. Aquaculture Production Systems
      • What is Mariculture
      • Purposes of mariculture
      • Classification of culture systems
      • Extensive production (Ep)
      • Intensive production (Ip)
      • Classifications based on system input
      • Open systems (off-shore and near-shore)
      • Semi-closed systems
      • Closed systems (on shore)
      • Common culture method for each marine category
      • Cage culture
      • Cage design: Floating flexible, floating rigid, semi-submersible and submersible
      • Hanging Culture: Raft and suspended trays
      • Long-line culture
      • Vertical or rack culture
      • Bottom culture: Bottom sowing and cultch lines
      • Stone, stake culture, net and umbrella culture
      • Semi-enclosed: flow through tanks
      • Closed Systems (CAS): Recirculating, raceways, and inland ponds
    2. Starting a Marine Aquaculture (Mariculture) Business
      • Economics of establishing and running a farm
      • The need for a feasibility study
      • Economic analysis
      • Requisites for establishing a business
      • Factors to consider
      • Industry competition
      • Availability of leased and quotas
      • Economy of scale
      • Site selection and water quality
      • Properties of salt water
      • Water quality management
      • Environmental impacts.
      • Food chain problems
      • Using wild broodstock
      • Nutrient pollution
      • Chemical pollution
      • Spreading pathogens
      • Escapes
      • Habitat effects
      • Managing environmental impacts
      • Improving the genetic quality of fish
      • Biotechnology
    3. Choosing a Species
      • Choosing a marketable species
      • What information is available?
      • Understand your competition before selecting a species
      • Common mariculture species
      • Selection criteria
      • Climate
      • Water resource
      • Finance
      • Scale of operation
      • Market demand and access
      • Availability of animals
      • Risk considerations
      • Product markets
      • Product, price and promotion
    4. Finfish
      • Industry overview
      • Types of mariculture
      • Broodstock/seed supply
      • Growout
      • Commonly cultured species
      • Tuna
      • Atlantic salmon
      • Steelhead Salmon (Saltwater rainbow trout)
      • Yellowtail (Japanese Amberjack)
      • Sea Bass
      • Gilt-head sea bream
      • Water quality management
    5. Crustaceans
      • Industry overview
      • Types of mariculture
      • Broodstock/seed supply
      • Growout
      • Commonly cultivated species
      • Penaeid shrimp (prawn)
      • Graspid Crabs
      • Lobster
    6. Molluscs and Echinoderms
      • Industry overview – molluscs
      • Types of bivalve culture
      • Broodstock/seed supply
      • Growout
      • Abalone
      • Oysters
      • Cultured mussels
      • Scallops
      • Giant clams
      • Industry overview – echinoderms
      • Types of mariculture
      • Breedstock/seed supply
      • Growout
      • Commonly cultivated species
      • Sea Urchins
      • Sea cucumbers
    7. Seaweeds and Aquatic Algae
      • Industry overview
      • Types of mariculture
      • Broodstock/seed supply
      • Land-based cultivation systems
      • Tanks
      • Ponds
      • Sea cultivation
      • Farming methods
      • Vegetative cultivation
      • Cultivation involving a reproductive cycle
      • Commonly cultivated species
      • Laminaria japonica
      • Porphyra sp.
      • Undaria sp.
      • Eucheuma seaweed
    8. Pharmaceuticals
      • Pharmaceutical value of marine organisms
      • Examples of species used in marine biotechnology
      • Sea urchin
      • Sea cucumber
      • Marine sponges
      • Seaweeds (algae)
    9. Diet Formulation and feeding
      • Feeding strategies
      • Nil input
      • Water fertilisation
      • Supplementary feeding
      • Complete diet feeding
      • Fish feed
      • Feeding and feed components
      • Environmental problems associated with fish feeding
      • Mycotoxins in feeds
      • Aflatoxins
      • Ochratoxins
      • Fumonisins
      • Trichothecenes
      • Managing mycotoxins in prepared feeds
    10. Health Management – Diseases and Parasites
      • Causes of disease
      • Health management and mitigation strategies
      • Treatment of diseases and parasites
      • General principles
      • Common signs that fish are unhealthy
      • Common diseases of finfish
      • Emerging pathogens
      • Common diseases of crustaceans
      • Common diseases of bivalves (molluscs)
    11. Harvest and Post Harvest Handling
      • Examples of product forms
      • Harvest/post harvest handling of selected species

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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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