Aquaculture

Classes

AQUA 106 : Small Scale Aquaculture

Survey of possibilities of small scale aquaculture. Application of basic biological and ecological concepts and theories to the selection, planning and design of small scale aquaculture systems.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Describe past and present aquaculture technologies.
  • Plan and design a small scale aquaculture system.
  • Select appropriate small scale aquaculture organisms.
  • Determine the optimal conditions for cultivating small scale aquaculture organisms.
  • Develop a small-scale aquaculture husbandry and management plan.
  • Evaluate the economic feasibility of developing a small-scale aquaculture system.

AQUA 106L : Small Scale Aquaculture Laboratory

Companion laboratory to AQUA 106, Small Scale Aquaculture. Practical, hands-on experiences in small scale aquaculture. Laboratory/field trip class.

Credits:

1

Prerequisites:

Credit for or registration in AQUA 106.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Construct and operate different kinds of small-scale aquaculture systems.
  • Identify and classify common species of aquaculture organisms.
  • Identify anatomical (internal and external) features of aquaculture organisms.
  • Operate a small-scale aquaculture system to successful harvest of target species.
  • Monitor culture conditions (physical, chemical and biological) in small-scale aquaculture systems.
  • Demonstrate techniques for the cultivation of live food cultivation.
  • Demonstrate techniques for the reproduction of aquaculture species.

AQUA 201 : The Hawai‘i Fishpond

An introduction into the history, development, biology and ecology, management, restoration, and future of Hawaiian fishponds. This course will study traditional Hawaiian fishponds, merging traditional knowledge with the principles of modern Western science.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Explain the process and philosophical basis of scientific inquiry.
  • Distinguish between the types of traditional Hawaiian fishponds, the history of their construction and use throughout the Hawaiian Islands, how and where they were constructed, their operation and management, their characteristics, and their biota.
  • Describe the oceanography, biology and ecology of Hawaiian fishponds.
  • Describe the basic principles of aquaculture, including pond dynamics, feeding regimes, cultivated species propagation and growth, disease management, production, harvesting and maintenance.
  • Discuss the status of Hawaiian fishponds in modern times, including their restoration and their future.

AQUA 201L : The Hawai‘i Fishpond Lab

An introduction into the history, development, biology and ecology, management, restoration, and future of Hawaiian fishponds. This course will study traditional Hawaiian fishponds, merging traditional knowledge with the principles of modern Western science.

Credits:

1

Prerequisites:

Credit for or registration in AQUA 201 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Use the scientific method of inquiry to study a Hawaiian fishpond.
  • Apply the concepts learned in AQUA 201 to an experimental and hands-on observational setting.
  • Use analytical tools and instruments to study the oceanography, biology and ecology of Hawaiian fishponds.
  • Collect, reduce, and interpret data.
  • Prepare written objective reports describing and interpreting experimental and observational results.
  • Identify and classify common fishpond species.
  • Design a Hawaiian fishpond.
  • Manage all aspects of a Hawaiian fishpond.