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SLE217 - Aquaculture Nutrition and Seafood Quality

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Giovanni Turchini


SLE111, SLE161



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

4 hours of classes per week (2 x 2 hours class per week)


Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • Principles of biochemistry and physiology applied to aquaculture;
  • Aquatic animal nutrition (including principles of nutritional physiology, nutritional biochemistry, macronutrients, micronutrients, feed formulation and challenges for modern aquaculture);
  • Aquaculture feeds, feed management and feeding and assessment of stock performances
  • Fish and seafood quality and safety (including human health benefits and risks);
  • Certification schemes in aquaculture (including traceability, organic aquaculture and various labelling/certification schemes);
  • Ethical issues encountered in aquaculture and fishery industries (social, environmental and economic issues);


Class test 30%, assignment 30%, examination 40%

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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