Aquatic Animal Nutrition and Food Safety
Dr Kim Jauncey
This topic gives you the chance to gain understanding of the principles of aquatic animal nutrition. This topic covers the major nutritional needs of aquatic animals and feeding needs over a number of different aquaculture systems ranging from extensive and semi-intensive pond systems to intensive re-circulating and cage aquaculture systems in both temperate and tropical climes. Feed formulation, manufacture and practical husbandry provide relevant background. Against a climate of increasing consumer concerns about food safety, we address this hot topic as well as the concept of relative risk.
- Understanding of the limitations of present data and research in this field and introduction of skills to enable critical evaluation of published scientific data in a wider context.
- Knowledge of the nutritional requirements of aquatic animals and the role of nutrients in their growth and development.
- Understanding of the issues facing the development of appropriate feeds for extensive, semi-intensive and intensive aquaculture systems.
- Understanding of current trends in the nutrition of aquatic animals and sustainability issues within the sector.
- Knowledge of the emerging issues in consumer relations, food safety and standards.
- Understanding of fatty acids, particularly those of aquatic origin, and their roles in human nutrition and development.
- Understanding of the key issues in feeding and associated husbandry of larval finfish and crustacea including production of live feeds.