Biology and Culture of Aquatic Species


The module provides an introduction to the biology of fish and shellfish, and the techniques used to culture various species of fish and shellfish. The learning opportunities within the module provide an important foundation in basic knowledge required when exploring aquatic resource monitoring, assessment and management techniques later in the course.

Sustainable development topics referenced within the module include: Zero Hunger; Clean Water and Sanitation; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; and Life Below Water.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the biology of fish and shellfish

  2. Outline important considerations for culturing aquatic species

  3. Apply a range of practical skills (e.g. use identification keys, dissect fish and shellfish, set up culturing systems)

  4. Reflect on industry applications of the knowledge gained in class

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