FISH 204: Introduction to Aquaculture


Basic definitions and terminologies in aquaculture and mariculture: Global aquaculture trends and current status. Economic importance of aquaculture. Characteristics of sites and desirable species for culture. Cultured species of tropical Africa. Fish husbandry: aquatic farming systems (pond, cage, pen, raceways, etc.), intensive and extensive systems. Water quality, feed and fish health management. Sustainable aquaculture practices. Trend and status of aquaculture in Ghana.