Aquatic






        Dr. R.A. Tamatamah
TEACHING/SUPERVISION
\r\n Teaching\r\nAcademic Year 2009/10:
AF 203: Principles of Aquaculture (2 units, 15 weeks); AF 201: Ecology of\r\nInland Waters; (2 units, 15 weeks); AV 304: Watershed Management (2 units, 15 weeks).
\r\n9.2 Supervised and Examined Postgraduate Theses:

AF 203: Principles of Aquaculture (3 units)

\r\n\r\nObjective:
At the end of the course, the student should be able to apply aquaculture techniques in the management of fish farms.\r\n

\r\nSynopsis:
\r\n(i) Introduction: History and organisms used in aquaculture. Scale of production: extensive, semi-intensive, intensive and integrated systems.

\r\n(ii) Species selection in aquaculture. Commercially important fin and shellfishes highlighted with respect to systematics, anatomy, reproductive strategies, feeding and growth.

\r\n(iii) Site selection in aquaculture. Water sources, quality and quantity. Sources of seed.

\r\n(iv) Nutrition and feeding regimes. Pond fertilization.

\r\n(v) Control of weeds, predators and diseases. Harvesting techniques. Effects of aquaculture on the environment.

\r\n\r\nDelivery: 30 lecture hours and 45 hours of practicals.\r\n

\r\nAssessment: Essays and tests 15%; mid-semester examination 25%; and final examination 60%.

\r\n\r\nKey Textbooks:
\r\n1. Cowx, I.G. 1992. Aquaculture Development in Africa. Training and Reference Manual for Aquaculture Extensionists. Commonwealth Secretariat, London. 423 pp.

\r\n2. Gosling, Elizabeth. 2002. Bivalve Molluscs: Biology, Ecology and Culture. Fishing News Books (Blackwell Science Ltd). 456 pp.

\r\n3. Lucas, J.S. and Southgate, P.C. 2003. Aquaculture. Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants. Blackwell Science Ltd. 502 pp.

\r\n4. Pillay T.V.R. 1993. Aquaculture: Principles and Practices. Fishing News Books (Blackwell Science Ltd). 600 pp.

\r\n\r\nReference Books
\r\n1. Bliss, D.. and L.H. Mantel. 1982. The Biology of Crustacea. Vols. I - XII. Academic Press, USA. 600 pp.

\r\n2. Bowman, T.E. and L.G. Abele. 1982. Classification of the recent Crustacea. In: Abele, L.G. (ed). Biology of Crustacea Vol. 1: Systematics, the Fossil Record and Biogeography, Academic Press, New York, pp 1-27\r\n3. Boyd, C.E. 1992. Water Quality Management for Pond Fish Culture. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam.

\r\n4. De Silva, S.S. (Editor). 1998. Tropical Mariculture. Academic Press, London. 486 pp.

\r\n5. Little, D. and Muir, J. 1987. A Guide to Integrated Warm Water Aquaculture. Institute of Aquaculture, Stirling, Scotland. 238 pp.\r\n

AF 301: Aquaculture Systems (3 units)

\r\n\r\nObjectives:
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

\r\n identify types of facilities used for aquaculture production;

\r\n identify the types of materials used in construction of various aquaculture production units/systems;

\r\n design, construct and carry out maintenance of aquaculture production units/systems; compare production efficiency of different aquaculture production units/systems. \r\n

\r\nSynopsis:
\r\nReview of major inland and marine aquaculture systems. Site selection, design, construction and maintenance of production units: ponds, cages, pens, raceways, rafts, long lines and re-circulation systems. Production methods of finfish, shellfish and seaweeds. Use of waste water for fish culture. Concepts of stocking density and carrying capacity.
Culture technology of selected commercially important marine and freshwater fin and shellfish species. Production planning and marketing. Harvesting, handling and transportation of live aquaculture products\r\nSite Selection, Pond Design, Tank and Raceway Design, Closed System Design. A study of safety; use of hand and power tools;

\r\n\r\n\r\nDelivery: 30 lecture hours and 45 hours of practicals. \r\n

\r\nAssessment: Essays and tests 15%; mid-semester examination 25%; and final examination 60%.

\r\n\r\nKey Textbooks:
\r\n1. Lucas, J.S. and Southgate, P.C. 2003. Aquaculture. Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants. Blackwell Science Ltd. 502 pp.

\r\n2. Pillay T.V.R. 1993. Aquaculture: Principles and Practices. Fishing News Books (Blackwell Science Ltd). 600 pp.

\r\n\r\nReference Books:
\r\n1. Cowx, I.G. 1992. Aquaculture Development in Africa. Training and Reference Manual for Aquaculture Extensionists. Commonwealth Secretariat, London. 423 pp.

\r\n2. Blakely, D.R. 1990. Inland Aquaculture Development Handbook. Fishing News Books (Blackwell Science Ltd). 192 pp.

\r\n3. Little, D. and Muir, J. 1987. A Guide to Integrated Warm Water Aquaculture. Institute of Aquaculture, Stirling, Scotland. 238 pp. \r\n

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