Introduction to Water Quality and Stock Monitoring for Aquaculture

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 days

Level

Assessed at Basic, Intermediate and Advanced 

Module 7.  Introduction to Water Quality and Stock Monitoring for Aquaculture

What you’ll learn in this course
  • The importance of suitable environment for growing fish 
  • Wat water quality is, including the important water quality parameters that need to be monitored
  • Water quality testing methods
  • Water treatment and filtration systems
  • Environmental and stock monitoring

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 water quality and the need to monitor this and other aspects of the culture environment.
The basis for all aquaculture ventures is water as it is the media in which aquatic animals live. In fact, the success of any aquaculture operation will largely be the result of good monitoring of water quality and the culture 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

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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