Domain Track: Intensive Aquaculture

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Domain Track Title : Intensive Aquaculture

Track Total Credits ( T-P-P): 3-15-11  (29 Credits)

Courses Division :

  • Course 1 : Intensive Fish Rearing(1-2-0) 
  • Course 2 : Ornamental Fish Farming (1 -2-0) 
  • Course 3: Biofloc Aquaculture   (1-2-0) 
  • Course 4: Framing of SOPs for Intensive fish culture and ornamental fish culture  (0-3-0) 
  • Course 5: Health Management in Aquaculture (0-3-0) 
  • Course 6: Feed Management in Aquaculture (0-3-0) 
  • Course 7: Intensive production of Commercially important fishes in different Aquaculture production systems at Fish rearing Unit and pond (0-0-11) 

Domain Track Objectives:

  1. To enable students to gain practical experience in industry-specific procedures.
  2. To provide students with a good understanding of how the various aspects of water quality affecting  aquaculture.
  3. To provide an understanding of managing stock levels in an aquaculture setting
  4. To develop students’ experience of collation, presentation and interpretation of data collated during applied study

Domain Track Learning Outcomes:

  1. Maintainance of Biofloc Unit
  2. Up-keeping of Ornamental Unit
  3. Pond Culture Maintainance
  4. Live food Unit Maintainance

Domain Syllabus:

 

1. Intensive Fish Rearing(1-2-0)

Theory:

1.1. History, definition, scope and significance of aquaculture

1.2. Site selection and planning for aquaculture operation

1.3. Criteria for selection of species for intensive aquaculture

1.4. Important water quality parameters for aquaculture

1.5. Aquaponics

1.6. Cage and Pen

1.7. Raceway Aquaculture

1.8. Intensive Pond Aquaculture systems

1.9. Sewage Aquaculture,

1.10. Aquamimicry and its prospects

Practicals:

1.1. Water quality estimation(pH and Temperature,Alkalinity)

1.2. Water quality estimation(Hardness)

1.3. Water quality estimation(Dissolved Oxygen)

1.4. Water quality estimation (Ammonia and Nitrate)

1.5. Water quality estimation (Phosphate and Chloride)

1.6. Working out the economic feasibility of construction and maintenance of different fish production systems

1.7. Preparation of species specific feed (Formulating Feed by Software and Pearson Method and selecting specific feed ingredients)

1.8. Preparation of species specific feed (Preparing Feed : Field Method)

1.9. Engineering aspects of  Intensive Aquaculture production system (Cage Design)

1.10. Engineering aspects of  Intensive Aquaculture production system (RAS Design)

1.11. Hands on experience on Intensive rearing of Fishes at pond

1.12. Hands on experience on Intensive rearing of Fishes at Fish rearing unit.

1.13. Engineering aspects of  Intensive Aquaculture production system (Pen Design)

1.14. Engineering aspects of  Intensive Aquaculture production system (Aquaponics)

1.15. Engineering aspects of  Intensive Aquaculture production system (Flow through System)

1.16. Visit to a local aquaculture farm

Suggested Reading

  • Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants, by John S. Lucas
  • Aquaculture: Introduction to Aquaculture For Small Farmers by Kenn Christenson
  • Aquaculture, Resource Use, and the Environment by Author Claude E. Boyd and Aaron A. McNevin

2. Ornamental Fish Farming (1-2-0)

Theory:

2.1. International and national Status of ornamental fish trade

2.2. Biology of commercially important ornamental fishes

2.3. Breeding and culture of ornamental fishes-Live bearers

2.4. Breeding and culture of ornamental fishes-egg layers

2.5. Breeding and culture of ornamental fishes- nest builders

2.6. Diseases of aquarium fishes-causes, diagnosis and treatment

2.7. Principles of Aquascaping

2.8. Ornamental aquatic plants and their propagation

2.9. Economics of ornamental operations

2.10. Government schemes for developing ornamental fisheries

Practical:

2.1. Breeding of Commercially important variety of ornamental fishes (Angel and Gourami)

2.2. Breeding of Discus and Rosy Barb

2.3. Breeding of Fighter fish and Sword Tail

2.4. Aquascaping

2.5. Setting and maintenance of Aquarium

2.6. Layout of Advanced ornamental breeding

2.7. Layout of ornamental rearing facility

2.8. Propagation of Aquarium Plant- Submerged rooted plants

2.9. Propagation of Submerged Brunched Aquarium Plants

2.10. Propagation of Floating Aquarium Plants

2.11. Propagation of Emergent Aquarium Plants

2.12. Preparation and Setting up Biofilters

2.13.Transportation of Ornamental fishes

2.14.Ornamental Fish Diseases

Suggested Reading

  • Ornamental Fish Culture and Aquarium Management  by Anshuman D. Dholakia
  • Fundamentals of Ornamental Fish Health by Helen E. Roberts

 

3. Biofloc Aquaculture (1-2-0)

Theory

3.1. Introduction and Principle of  Biofloc technology

3.2. Prospects and challenges of Biofloc technology

3.3 Biofloc importance and how it works.

3.4. Integration of submerged substrates in Biofloc based system.

3.5 Carbon nitrogen ratio management in Biofloc system

3.6 Utilization of different carbon source in Biofloc Aquaculture System

3.7. Aeration requirements in Biofloc based shrimp culture systems

3.8 Demonstration of floc formation

3.9 Selection criteria for suitable species in Biofloc system

3.10 Design consideration of Biofloc production system

3.11. Biofloc technology for water quality management in aquaculture

3.12. Economics of Biofloc based farming.

3.13. Nutrition and feeding strategy and health management in a Biofloc system.

3.14. Culture technology of different fishes in Bio floc system

3.15. Culture technology of different shellfishes in Biofloc system

3.16. Current status of Biofloc technology national and international

 

 Practical

3.1. Introduction and basic concept of Biofloc

3.2. Importance of Biofloc in aquaculture

3.3. Diagrammatic representation of Biofloc with all components

3.4. Different ingredients used in Biofloc

3.5. Demonstration of different carbon nitrogen sources 

3.6. Calculation of carbon content in different carbon source used in Biofloc

3.7. Floc formation and Inoculum preparation

3.8. Method to floc enrichment

3.9. Biofloc generation and management methods through Natural method

3.10. determination of Floc volume

3.11. Use of Imhoff cone in Biofloc Technology

3.12. Biofloc heterotrophic bacteria growth

3.13. Carbon: nitrogen calculation

3.14. Carbon: nitrogen management 

3.15. Ex-situ and in-situ Biofloc techniques

3.16. Inoculum preparation for in-situ Biofloc

3.17. Biofloc generation through Inoculation method

3.18. Use of probiotics in Biofloc

3.19. Different varieties of probiotics and fertilizer use in Biofloc

3.20. Importance of feed reduction

3.21. Important water quality parameters for Biofloc-DO, Alkalinity and Hardness

3.22. Important water quality parameters for Biofloc- salinity, pH, Ammonia and nitrite

3.23. TDS, TSS and floc volume evaluation in Biofloc system

3.24. Qualitative measurement of Biofloc

3.25. Heath Management in Biofloc System

3.26. Feed Management in Biofloc System

3.27. Microscopy in bacterial identification

3.28. Culture of finfish and shellfish in Biofloc

3.29. Evaluation of growth in Biofloc tank

3.30. Sampling method for growth of cultured species in Biofloc system

Suggested Reading

  • Biofloc Technology : SOPs for FLOC & Sludge Quality by S.Felix and M.Menaga
  • Biofloc Technology: A Practical Guide Book  by Yoram Avnimelech

 

4. Framing of SOPs for Intensive fish culture and ornamental fish culture (0-3-0)

Practice

4.1. Developing SOPs for culture operation in Aquaponics

4.2. SOPs for water quality management in Aquaponics

4.3. SOPs for feed Management of Fish and Plant Nutrient Management in Aquaponics

4.4. Developing SOPs for Ornamental fish rearing

4.5 SOPs for water quality Management in ornamental fish rearing

4.6 SOPs for feed Management in ornamental fish rearing

4.7 Developing SOPs for Ornamental fish breeding

4.8 Developing SOPs for culture operation in Intensive tank Aquaculture

4.9 SOPs for water quality management in Intensive tank Aquaculture

4.10 SOPs for feed Management in Intensive tank Aquaculture

4.11 Developing SOPs for culture operation in Intensive Pond Aquaculture

4.12 SOPs for water quality Management in Intensive Pond Aquaculture

4.13 SOPs for feed Management in Intensive Pond Aquaculture

4.14 SOPs for water quality Management for Biofloc Culture

4.15 SOPs for feed Management for Biofloc Culture

 

5. Health Management in Aquaculture (0-3-0)

Practice

5.1. Clinical signs, symptoms and treatment for bacterial diseases

5.2 Sampling, preparation of media and culture of pathogenic bacteria

5.3 Techniques in disease diagnosis- Microbiological

5.4. Techniques in disease diagnosis- haematological

5.5  Techniques in disease diagnosis-Immunological

5.6 Techniques in disease diagnosis- Biochemical tests

5.7 Agglutination test

5.8 Challenge tests

5.9. Clinical signs, symptoms and treatment for fungal diseases

5.10. Clinical signs, symptoms and treatment for viral diseases

5.11. Clinical signs, symptoms and treatment for parasitic diseases

5.12. Clinical signs, symptoms and treatment for protozoeal diseases

5.13. Histopathology of organs and its interpretation

5.14.Stress related study of fish and shellfish

5.15. Isolation of Nucleic Acids

 

6. Feed Management in Aquaculture (0-3-0)

Practice

6.1. Formulation of feeds using software

6.2. Identification of Suitable locally available feed ingredients

6.3. Proximate analysis for feed ingredients-Protein Analysis

6.4. Proximate analysis for feed ingredients-Fat/Lipid Analysis

6.5. Proximate analysis for feed ingredients-Carbohydrate Analysis

6.6. Preparation and formulating feeds for different fish/shellfish species ,

6.7. Mass Culture of Cladocerans

6.8 Mass Culture of Tubiflex

6.9 Mass Culture of Rotifer

6.10 Mass Culture of Infosoria

6.11 Mass Culture of Earthworm

6.12 Mass Culture of Copepod

6.13 Artemia hatching and Feeding

6.14 Mass Culture of Polycheate

6.15 Algal Culture technology

 7. AELP linked with Domain :(0-0-11)

Practice

Intensive production of Commercially important fishes in different Aquaculture production systems at Fish rearing Unit and pond

 

Session Plan for Domain:

Session 1.1

Session 1.2

Site selection and planning for aquaculture operation

Lecture 2

Site Selection in Aquaculture 

Session 1.3

Criteria for selection of species for intensive aquaculture

lecture 3

Species selection in aquaculture 

Session 1.4

Important water quality parameters for aquaculture

Lecture 4

Water quality parameters in aquaculture 

Session 1.5

Aquaponics

lecture 5

Aquaponics 

Session 1.6

Session 1.7

Raceway Aquaculture

Lecture 7

Raceway culture 

Session 1.8

Intensive Pond Aquaculture systems

lecture 8

In pond raceway

Session 1.9

Sewage Aquaculture

lecture 9

Sewage Aquaculture Kolkata 

Session 1.10

Aquamimicry and its prospects

lecture 10

Aquamimicry 

Session 1.11

Water quality estimation (pH, Temperature)

Estimation of pH

Estimation of temperature

Session 1.12

Water quality estimation (Hardness)

Estimation of water hardness

Session 1.13

Water quality estimation (Dissolved Oxygen)

Estimation of dissolved oxygen 

Session 1.14

Water quality estimation (Ammonia and Nitrate)

Estimation of dissolved ammonia

Estimation of Nitrate

Session 1.15

Water quality estimation (Phosphate and Chloride)

Estimation of Phosphorus in water sample)

Estimation of Chloride in water sample

Session 1.16

Working out the economic feasibility of construction and maintenance of different fish production systems

Example of Feasible study

Session 1.17

Preparation of species specific feed (Formulating Feed by Software and Pearson Method and selecting specific feed ingredients)

Pearson Square Method for feed

Session 1.18

Preparation of species specific feed (Preparing Feed : Field Method)

Feed Preparation 

Session 1.19

Engineering aspects of  Intensive Aquaculture production system (Cage Design)

Designing Small Cage Unit 

Session 1.20

Engineering aspects of  Intensive Aquaculture production system (RAS Design)

Designing small RAS system

Session 1.21

Hands on experience on Intensive rearing of Fishes at pond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLIDWtJMGBw

Session 1.22

Hands on experience on Intensive rearing of Fishes at Fish rearing unit.

Session 1.23

Engineering aspects of  Intensive Aquaculture production system (Cage Design)

Designing Small Cage Unit 

Session 1.24

Engineering aspects of  Intensive Aquaculture production system (Pen Design)

Designing Small Pen culture Unit 

Session 1.25

Engineering aspects of  Intensive Aquaculture production system (Aquaponics)

Designing Aquaponics Unit 

Session 1.26

Engineering aspects of  Intensive Aquaculture production system (Flow through System)

Designing Flow Through Unit 

Session 1.27

International and national Status of ornamental fish trade

lecture 11

ornamental aquaculture in india 

Session 1.28

Visit to a local aquaculture farm

Session 2.1

International and national Status of ornamental fish trade

Overview of Ornamental Aquaculture

ornamental aquaculture

Session 2.2

Biology of commercially important ornamental fishes

lecture 12

common ornamental fishes 

Session 2.3

Breeding and culture of ornamental fishes-Live bearers

lecture 13

Breeding of Guppies 

Session 2.4

Breeding and culture of ornamental fishes- egg layers

lecture 14

Breeding of zebra danio 

Session 2.5

Breeding and culture of ornamental fishes- nest builder

lecture 15

Breeding of Gourami 

Session 2.6

Diseases of aquarium fishes-causes, diagnosis and treatment

Lecture 16

Common diseases in Ornamental fishes 

Session 2.7

Principles of Aquascaping

lecture 17

Aquascaping 

Session 2.8

Ornamental aquatic plants and their propagation

lecture 18

ornamental plants propagation

Session 2.9

Economics of ornamental operations

lecture 19

Session 2.10

Government schemes for developing ornamental fisheries

lecture 20

Session 2.11

Breeding of Commercially important variety of ornamental fishes (Molly,Platy and Gold Fish)

Breeding of Molly

Breeding of Platy

Breeding of Goldfish

Session 2.12

Breeding of Commercially important variety of ornamental fishes (Gourami and Angel Fish)

Breeding of Gourami

Breeding of Angel Fish 

Session 2.13

Breeding of Commercially important variety of ornamental fishes (Discus and Rosy Barb)

Breeding of Discus

Breeding of Rosy Barb 

Session 2.14

Breeding of Commercially important variety of ornamental fishes (Fighter Fish and Sword Tail)

Breeding of Fighter Fish

Breeding of Swordtail

Session 2.15

Aquascaping

Aquascaping

Session 2.16

Setting and maintenance

Setting and Maintainace of Aquarium 

Session 2.17

Layout of Advanced ornamental breeding

Setting of Ornamental Unit 

Session 2.18

Layout of ornamental rearing unit

Rearing Unit of Discus

Session 2.19

Propagation of Aquarium Plants (Submerged Rooted Plant)

Propagation of Acorus Plant 

Session 2.20

Propagation of Aquarium Plants (Submerged Brunched Plant)

Propagation of Hydrilla 

Session 2.21

Propagation of Aquarium Plants (Floating Plant)

Propagation of Azolla 

Session 2.22

Propagation of Aquarium Plants (Emergent Plant)

Propagation of Water Lily 

Session 2.23

Preparation and Setting up Biofilter

Biofilter 

Session 2.24

Transportation of Ornamental Fish

Transportation of Ornamental Fishes 

Session 2.25

Ornamental Fish Disease

Disease in ornamental fishes 

Session 2.26

Aquarium Accessories and Equipment

Aquarium Accessories 

Session 3.1

Introduction and principle of  biofloc technology:

Introduction to biofloc

Principle of  biofloc

Session 3.2

Prospects of Biofloc Technology

challenges of Biofloc Technology

Session 3.3

working principle of biofloc

importance of biofloc

Session 3.4

Integration of submerged substrates in biofloc based system

Session 3.5

Biofloc technology for water quality management in aquaculture

Carbon nitrogen management

Session 3.6

Utilization of different carbon source

calculation of Nutrional value of different carbon sources

Session 3.7

importance of floc volume in biofloc

Demonstration of floc formation

Session 3.8

Selection criteria for suitable species

identification of suitable species

production value of cultured species

Session 3.9

Design consideration of biofloc production system

selection of different equipment's

cost estimation

aeration

Session 3.10

Biofloc technology for water quality management in aquaculture

DO, alkalinity, hardness.

TSS, TDS

Ammonia and nitrite

Session 3.11

Economics of biofloc based farming

calculation of economic value of small scale biofloc developed system.

Session 3.12

Aeration requirements in biofloc based shrimp culture systems.

different types of aerators used in Biofloc

Session 3.13

Biofloc generation by innoculum

Biofloc generation through Inoculation method

Session 3.14

Biofloc generation through Probiotic method

Biofloc generation through innoculum

Session 3.15

Nutrition and feeding strategy

health management in a biofloc system

Session 3.16

Current status of biofloc technology national and international

Session 3.17

Diagrammatic representation of biofloc with all components

Session 3.18

Different ingredients used in biofloc

Session 3.19

Quantitative measurement of biofloc

Quantitative Estimation of Biofloc

Session 3.20

Maintaining Biofloc culture system

Maintaining Biofloc culture

Session 3.21

Feed and Heath Management in Biofloc System

Feed and Health Management in Biofloc

Session 3.22

Calculation of carbon content in different carbon source used in biofloc

Session 3.23

Microscopy in bacterial identification

Microscopy for Bacterial Identification

Session 3.24

Biofloc generation and management methods through Natural method

floc formation

floc formation

Session 3.25

Sampling method for growth of cultured species

Session 4.1

Developing SOPs for culture operation in Aquaponics

Aquaponics Farm

Session 4.2

. SOPs for water quality management in Aquaponics

SOPs for water quality management in Aquaponics 

Session 4.3

SOPs for feed Management of Fish and Plant Nutrient Management in Aquaponics,

SOPs for feed Management of Fish and Plant Nutrient Management in Aquaponics

Session 4.4

Developing SOPs for Ornamental fish rearing

Ornamental Farm Unit 

Session 4.5

SOPs for water quality Management in ornamental fish rearing

water quality Management in ornamental fish rearing 

Session 4.6

SOPs for feed Management in ornamental fish rearing

Feed Management in ornamental fish rearing 

Session 4.7

Developing SOPs for Ornamental fish breeding

Ornamental Fish Breeding Unit 

Session 4.8

Developing SOPs for culture operation in Intensive tank Aquaculture

Intensive Tank Culture

Session 4.9

SOPs for water quality management in Intensive tank Aquaculture

Intensive Tank Culture

Session 4.10

SOPs for feed Management in Intensive tank Aquaculture

Feed Management in Intensive tank Aquaculture 

Session 4.11

Developing SOPs for culture operation in Intensive Pond Aquaculture

Inpond Raceway

Session 4.12

SOPs for water quality Management in Intensive Pond Aquaculture

Water quality parameters in aquaculture 

Session 4.13

SOPs for feed Management in Intensive Pond Aquaculture

Feed Management in Ponds

Session 4.14

SOPs for water quality Management for Biofloc Culture

Water Quality for Biofloc Culture 

Session 4.15

SOPs for feed Management for Biofloc Culture

Feed Management in Biofloc 

Session 5.1

Clinical signs, symptoms and treatment for bacterial diseases

Bacterial Diseases in fish/ Shellfish  

Session 5.2

Sampling, preparation of media and culture of pathogenic bacteria:

Introduction to microbiological culture media 

Session 5.3

Techniques in disease diagnosis- Microbiological

Introduction to microbiological culture media

Session 5.4

Techniques in disease diagnosis- haematological

Taking out Blood from Fish 

Session 5.5

Techniques in disease diagnosis-Immunological

Immunological test in fishes 

Session 5.6

Techniques in disease diagnosis- Biochemical tests

Use of biochemical testing for the identification of pathogenic bacteria

Session 5.7

Session 5.8

Challenge tests

Session 5.9

Clinical signs, symptoms and treatment for fungal diseases

fungal diseases  

Session 5.10

Clinical signs, symptoms and treatment for viral diseases

Viral Diseases  

Session 5.11

Clinical signs, symptoms and treatment for parasitic diseases

Parasitic Disease  

Session 5.12

Clinical signs, symptoms and treatment for protozoeal diseases

Protozoan Diseases 

Session 5.13

Histopathology of organs and its interpretation

Histopathology in Fish Organ 

Session 5.14

Stress related study of fish and shellfish

Stress related study of fish and shellfish 

Session 5.15

Isolation of Nucleic Acids

Isolation of Nucleic Acid

Session 6.1

Formulation of feeds using software

Feed Formulation Through Excel

Session 6.2

Identification of Suitable locally available feed ingredients

Suitable locally available feed ingredients 

Session 6.3

Proximate analysis for feed ingredients-Protein Analysis

Protein Analysis 

Session 6.4

Proximate analysis for feed ingredients-Fat/Lipid Analysis

Estimation of Lipid/Fat 

Session 6.5

Proximate analysis for feed ingredients- Carbohydrate Analysis

Estimation of Carbohydrates

Session 6.6

Preparation and formulating feeds for different fish/shellfish species

Preparation of Feeds

Session 6.7

Mass Culture of Cladocerans

Daphia Culture 

Session 6.8

Mass Culture of Tubiflex

Tubiflex Culture 

Session 6.9

Mass Culture of Rotifer

Rotifer Culture 

Session 6.10

Mass Culture of Infosoria

Infusoria Culture 

Session 6.11

Mass Culture of Earthworm

Vermiculture

Session 6.12

Mass Culture of Copepod

Mass Culture of Copepod

Session 6.13

Artemia hatching and Feeding

Artemia hatching and Feeding

Session 6.14

Mass Culture of Polycheate

Polychete worm Culture

Session 6.15

Algal Culture technology

Algal culture Technology

List of Projects/ papers/jobs/products to be done in domain:

  • Culturing Fishes in Fish Rearing Unit & Ponds
  • Publications

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Dr. Makamguang Kamei is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aquaculture in the School of Fisheries, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Paralakhemundi Campus, Gajapati, Odisha. He graduated from College of Fisheries, Lembucherra, Tripura, Central Agricultural University. He has completed his PhD in Aquaculture from ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education. He has […]