Introduction to Fish Culture Systems

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 aquaculture industry and fish culture practices. 
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Study time

theory workshop time 2.5 days

Level

Assessed at Basic, Intermediate and Advanced 

Module 5.  Introduction to Fish Culture Systems

What you’ll learn in this course
  • The important factors for keeping Stock in a Captive Environment
  • The importance of site selection in making your farm a success
  • Types of Culture Systems used for aquaculture including ponds, flow through systems, cage culture and recirculating aquaculture systems
  • Culture systems used for common aquaculture species
  • Additional Farm Structures, Plant and Equipment, Pumps and Pipes
  • Basic maintenance considerations for aquaculture
  • Basic workplace health and safety

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.
The technology used in aquaculture is rapidly changing and there are constant new innovations and farming technology being used around the world. This course provides and introduction to the common culture systems used to maintain and grow fish successfully. It also covers the issue of site selection which often dictates the type of culture system used. Students also learn about some of the commonly used culture systems for key aquaculture species around the world.

This is a great introduction for anyone new to the industry and ideal for new workers wanting to learn about the culture systems for fish in aquaculture

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Shane Willis

Shane Willis has worked for nearly 30 years in the aquaculture industry. While he has worked with a number of food fish species, his main experience lies in the ornamental fish industry including: farming, importing/exporting, wholesaling and retailing sectors. His work history also includes teaching at the Australian Maritime College and University of Tasmania and he has worked on a range of consultancy projects for various industry, NGO and government groups within Australia, the Caribbean and SE Asia. 
Managing Director of National Aquaculture Training Institute Pty Ltd (NATI) - President, Ornamental Fish International (OFI)

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