Do you have a keen interest in mariculture?

Why not set up a business in mariculture combining this interest and an income at the same time.

Being a specialised area of aquaculture the course will cover the production systems required to set up your venture and then the requirements needed to maintain the health of the marine organisms that are able to be farmed for food.

This course is complemented by our Aqua-culture course.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Aquaculture Production Systems
  2. Starting a Marine Aquaculture (Mariculture) Business
  3. Choosing a Species
  4. Finfish
  5. Crustaceans
  6. Molluscs and Echinoderms
  7. Seaweeds and Aquatic Algae
  8. Pharmaceuticals
  9. Diet Formulation and feeding
  10. Health Management - Diseases and Parasites
  11. Harvest and Post-Harvest Handling
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Explain general mariculture production systems
  • Discuss the factors involved in setting up a business
  • Evaluate factors that need to be considered when choosing marine species for aquaculture in your region.
  • Explain the commercial production of finfish
  • Explain the commercial production of crustaceans
  • Explain the commercial production of molluscs
  • Explain the use and production of Seaweeds and Aquatic Algae
  • Discuss the role of echinoderms in mariculture.
  • Explore the pharmaceutical uses of marine organisms
  • Explain general diet formulation and feeding
  • Describe issues related to the health management of marine animals used in aquaculture.