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Cost
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Course summary

Aquaculture Foundation Course Aquaculture is producing fish, crustaceans or plants for food. This can be done on a small scale for your household and a step to becoming more self-sufficient. It is also conducted on a large commercial scale and can provide the market with farmed seafood and seaweed. This course will help you learn the foundations of aquaculture, the species of fish and crustaceans that you could breed, grow and harvest and the methods and things that you will need to do to ensure that your production is successful. THE CONTENTS OF THE COURSE LESSON 1 SCOPE AND NATURE OF AQUACULTURE Farmed vs wild fish Commercial aquaculture systems Review what you have been learning LESSON 2 METHODS OF FARMING Extensive production (EP) Intensive production (IP) Land-based systems - water containment Review what you have been learning LESSON 3 FISH SPECIES TO GROW Choosing what to farm Trout Catfish Perch Bream Bass Carp Milkfish Murray Cod Snakeheads Roach Saratoga Sturgeon (Acipenser and Huso) Tilapia Red Drum Other species Review what you have been learning LESSON 4 FEED Fish food production Compost Other feed organisms Lesson 4 additional reading Review what you have been learning LESSON 5 PATHOLOGY Fish health Fish diseases Review what you have been learning Harvesting techniques Review what you have been learning Final assessment

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Course type
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Course contact email
Contact name
DIANA COLE
Contact telephone number
01384 442752

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