Introduction to Biology of Fish 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 Biology of Fish in Aquaculture.
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Study time

theory workshop time 2 days

Level

Assessed at Basic, Intermediate and Advanced 

Module 4.  Introduction to Biology of Fish for 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

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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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