Water Ecology: Monitoring and Management
Aquaculture is a rapidly growing sector in South Africa. Although no longer the emerging and secretive industry it was 20 years ago, the consumer is still ignorant of a number of aspects of Fish Farming. Arguably the biggest misconception is that aquaculture is the environmentally viable answer to dwindling marine fish stocks. As with most things, the way the industry is run determines whether it is a good idea or not. (Source)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME:
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 aim of the course is for participants to gain a basic understanding of the water ecology requirements for the production of aquatic animals or aquatic plants.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The course registration is open for any person interested in water ecology to enroll 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.
This course (all 6 modules) is accredited with the University of Stellenbosch.
NQF level: 6
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