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Unit details

SLE217 - Aquaculture Nutrition and Seafood Quality

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

Giovanni Turchini


SLE111, SLE161



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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


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.


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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