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Water ecology: Monitoring and management (3 of 6)

R 2,000.00

Course Overview


Water properties and environmental parameters often affect the choice for an aquaculture site and the cultured species. It is important that the aquaculture manager have an understanding of water ecology and possess the skills necessary to provide a suitable environment for the venture to be successful.

Aquaculture production is influenced and narrowly confined both by the hydro biological characteristics of the environment defined by the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics which influences the reproduction and growth of the cultured species, and also by deleterious factors such as micro organisms and various toxic substances which may affect the edibility of the product.

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Course Objective

The aquatic environment, consists of a wide range of environmental factors which all have an influence on the handling of homeostasis, which is essential for the growth and reproduction of aquatic organisms. The learner will learn to understand these concepts in this module.

The course registration is open for any person interested in water ecology to enrol for this module but we advise a basic minimum previous qualification level of Matric (Grade 12) without University exemption but preferable with Natural Science as a secondary school subject.

In this course participants will learn to:

  1. The learner will have a basic understanding of the water ecology requirements for the production of aquatic animals or aquatic plants.

Course Content

  1. Water Ecology 1: Physical variables
  2. Water Ecology 2: Chemical variables
  3. Water Ecology 3: Biological variables
  4. Water Ecology 4: Filtration, Risk Assessment & Management


Your Lecturer for this online course:

Henk Stander

Henk Stander holds an M-PHIL degree in Aquaculture from Stellenbosch University. His been working in the Aquaculture Industry for the past 21 years. He is a member of the World Aquaculture Association for the past 10 years and is the current Vice-Chairman of the Aquaculture Association of Southern Africa.

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Data sheet

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Course Level
8 Weeks
Per Month
NQF Level
16 Credits
University Certificate (Credit Bearing)
Course Type
Short Course

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