This topic takes a focus on the management and operation of development projects. The issues of sustainable development are elaborated here with case studies relating to aquaculture development examined in the process. This topic will be of interest to anyone keen on getting involved with policy and planning as the roles of public and private sector players are discussed. Some of the more practical planning issues such as sourcing materials, current and historical resource use patterns, energy flows and ecological systems as well as some systems based approaches are also used. This topic will be very relevant to those wishing to work in development in any country and will train you in the methods and processes needed to make credible and sustainable development decisions.