This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of some of the most advanced techniques in hatchery management, including broodstock management, induced spawning, nutrition, health management, and genetic improvement of the most important cultivable finfish and shellfish in aquaculture. The course will familiarise students with specific techniques for larval rearing, feeding and nursery rearing protocols, broodstock and fry vaccination, and the application of biofloc and nanobubble technologies to hatchery systems. The course emphasizes imparting the advanced skills essential for hatchery managers through practicum and on-field training.

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