Mariculture (Marine Aquaculture) Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks

Duration

100 hrs (12 months)

Exam

Optional

Qualification

Certificate

Tutor Support

Yes unlimited by email

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In this unique online course you will learn the farming of salt water species of fish, shellfish, seaweed and other marine products. Learn to make plans and manage the farming of a broad variety of marine life. Self-paced learning, expert tutors, start anytime, 100 hours of learning to give you a sound foundation in marine aquaculture.

The term “Mariculture” refers to a sub-category of Aquaculture that deals specifically with Marine Aquaculture, defined by the FOA as ‘The culture of marine organisms, both plants and animals, in an aquatic medium or environment which may be completely marine (sea), or sea water mixed to various degrees with fresh water. This definition would include both the sea and inland brackish-water areas. These can be freshwater or salt water organisms, or have development phases in both types of waters.”

Course Aims:

  • Explain general mariculture production systems
  • Discuss the factors involved in setting up a business
  • Evaluate factors that need to be considered when choosing marine species for aquaculture in your region.
  • Explain the commercial production of finfish
  • Explain the commercial production of crustaceans
  • Explain the commercial production of molluscs
  • Explain the use and production of Seaweeds and Aquatic Algae
  • Discuss the role of echinoderms in mariculture. Explore the pharmaceutical uses of marine organisms
  • Explain general diet formulation and feeding
  • Describe issues related to the health management of marine animals used in aquaculture.

 

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Your Tutor

Peter Palma B.Sc. Fisheries, Master of Science (Aquaculture)
Peter Palma

Peter’s expertise includes broodstock and hatchery management of high-value marine fish species and disease management in aquaculture. He is currently a researcher at a fisheries development centre where he studies advanced fish breeding techniques and environment-friendly mariculture operations. He studied fisheries science and fish reproductive biology for his bachelor’s and master’s degree, respectively. Peter has published research papers in his areas of expertise and serves as a reviewer for scientific journals. Over the years, Peter has visited fish farms in Australia, Canada and Southeast Asia, and learned first-hand how aquaculture operations are done all over the world.