Introduction to Handling & Harvesting
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.
theory workshop time 2 days
Assessed at Basic, Intermediate and Advanced
Module 6. Introduction to Handling & Harvesting
What you’ll learn in this course
Basic biological requirements of aquaculture species and how this relates to handling and harvesting
Handling operations and equipment and how these vary across the full production cycle of the aquaculture species
Harvesting operations including live transport of fish
Basic monitoring of growth and health of fish across the production cycle
Record keeping, and safe working practices
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.
Successful aquaculture involves handling and harvesting fish in a way that does not compromise the health and quality of the fish, as well as monitoring the health and growth across the production cycle. Students learn about the principles of fish handling and harvesting for different life stages and species in aquaculture. The course also teaches students the methods of monitoring growth of fish over the productions cycle to ensure fish grow in an optimal way. Students will also learn about the important aspects of safe working environment that minimises impact on the environment.
This is a great introduction for anyone new to the industry and ideal for new workers wanting to learn about handling and harvesting operations of fish in aquaculture
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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)