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SLE161 - Aquaculture and the Environment

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQB161

Unit chair:

Paul Jones

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

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

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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.

Assessment

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

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