This course is part of the foundation Skill Set for our Certificate in Aquaculture but can also be taken individually by students wanting to develop a better understanding of the Biology of Fish in Aquaculture.
What you’ll learn in this course
The Biological requirements of fish
Basic organs and body systems of fish
Basic physiological processes for fish and their importance to production in aquaculture
Important stressors for fish and their impact on health and performance of fish
Growth, reproduction and Life Cycles for Fish
About this course
Aquaculture is a rapidly growing primary industry around the world which now supplies more than half the seafood consumed in the world today. This course forms part of the of our Certificate in Aquaculture but can also be taken individually by students wanting to develop a better understanding of the aquaculture industry and working in the industry.
All living organisms have basic biological requirements for growth, reproduction and survival. These requirements will vary with species, and may even change throughout the life of the organism. In aquaculture, in order to obtain the best growth and survival in these animals it is important to concentrate on optimising several special requirements which are discussed in this course. Students will also learn about the major organs and physiological processes that are important in successfully culturing them. This also includes learning about stress and the important role this plays in the health and growth of fish and how to reduce this during production.
This is a great introduction for anyone new to the industry and ideal for new workers wanting to learn about the biology of fish in aquaculture.