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SLE161 - Aquaculture and the Environment

Unit details

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


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

P Jones





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


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.


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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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