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SLE161 - Aquaculture and the Environment

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Not available from 2016 onward

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

David Francis





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 7 x 3 hour practicals per trimester, 3 x 3 hour fieldwork activities per trimester


This unit will familiarise students with aquaculture general principles and practices within an environmental context. Content will address: aquaculture history and drivers, reasons for performing, global and local production trends, human consumption patterns, inter-dependence with wild fisheries, inter-relationship between species biology, knowledge base and culture system complexity, an overview of various impacts on the environment (both positive and negative) using case studies and hypothetical scenarios, biosecurity concepts, constraints to development, extensive-intensive production theory, integrated systems and the concept of a sustainable production system.


Assignment 25%, group practical report 25%, class tests (2 x 15%) 30%, online quizzes (4 x 5%) 20%

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