Unit Code: FIS702

Unit Title: Water Quality & Environment of Aqua Farms

In this Unit, students are presented with and aided to understand and appreciate, concepts of water quality in aquaculture, through a logical approach. The first part of modules introduces water as a common resource and its basic chemistry (Modules 1-3). The second part of the modules looks at the principles of ecology to understand the environment of aquaculture production systems (Modules 4-6). Students acquire knowledge in water quality testing procedures and interpretation of results as important components of their training.  In the process, students are trained to appreciate the importance of water quality determination and to understand that the factors involved, the determination methods and frequency of monitoring, all depend upon the type and rearing intensity of the production system used.