Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management

Aquaculture production systems are shaped by the availability of land and water resources, inputs (both material and finance) and technology. Sustainable intensification of the production systems have been one of the major priorities for aquaculture managers worldwide. Rapid increase in culture management tools and practices continue to improve aquaculture production, globally. This course familiarizes the students with modern aquaculture systems and practices, and help them evaluate the components and linkages of aquaculture industry.

Modern aquaculture has been gradually evolved over the last 50 years through development of cost-effective culture practices by using scientific principles. These include culture system design, water quality management, genetics, breeding and larval production, fish nutrition and feed technology, and health management.  The objective of this course is to equip students with a thorough knowledge of the underlying scientific principles of aquaculture.

The objective of this course is to provide students with details of appropriate technologies on a wide range of coastal and inland aquaculture systems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region with an assessment of the constraints to, and the potential for their expansion. The course emphasizes to enable students to appreciate the unique characteristics of inland and coastal aquaculture systems and to learn how efficient management is achieved without any adverse environmental effects.

The objective of this course is to enable students to acquire a sound knowledge of the reproductive biology, breeding behaviour and larval development of the important cultivable finfish and shellfish in aquaculture. The course will familiarize them with specific hatchery techniques including broodstock management, larval rearing, feeding and nursery rearing protocols. The course also endeavours to provide skills necessary for hatchery managers through practicum and on-field training.

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