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Aquaculture is defined by the Food and Agriculture Organisation as the farming of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants with some sort of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, protection from predators, etc.. 1

Marine & Aquaculture Technology covers areas including marine environments, economic and sustainable aquaculture, water safety, appropriate technology, marine biology including birds, mammals, fish and marine pests, boats and boating, aquariums and their use in cultivation, navigation and marine disasters. Practical components [obviously not included here] form a significant part of this study.

This page covers information on all the above areas. It includes portals, tutorials, sites for specific resources, activities, communication skills, safety programs, more.

Aquatic Environments

Aquaculture & Aquatic Environments

Aquaculture Videos

Economic & Ethical Sustainability

Protection of marine environments, preservation of wild seafood stocks, … .

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Specific Areas

Aquatic Plants

Algaculture, Seaweed.


Prawns [shrimp], Crayfish, Lobsters, Crabs, Yabbies, … .


Freshwater : Trout, Barramundi, carp, … ; Salt Water : Tuna, Salmon, .


Oysters, mussels, clams, … .

  • Australian Mussels
    Their Quick Facts brochure is found here.
  • Oysters Australia
    ‘A national body formed by Australia’s community of oyster growers for advocacy, research and development’. Sustainable practices, recipes, nutrition, videos, more.
  • Oysters SA
    “SA Oysters” section the most relevant.


  • Pearling
    Department of Fisheries, WA. Overview with embedded links.
  • Pearling [SLWA]
    Multi-page presentation.
  • Pearling in Western Australia
    Early history, first stage of European pearling, second stage, alternative labour sources, moving further afield, Broome era, cultured pearls, references, more. Wikipedia.

Other Sites

  • Aquaculture Species
    Queensland Government. Information about 9 different species. Other aquaculture information.
  • Industry Groups
    Brief descriptions from Australian Aquaculture.

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Other Information


Government Sites

  • AIMS ProjectNET
    Select from the range of topics available. Access Data, Media, Research, Publications via the top menu. Further material through the The Australian Institute of Marine Science site.
  • Aquaculture
    Queensland Government. Contacts, advice, information, Management, investment, overview, species, more.
  • Aquaculture [Victoria]
    Management, licensing, species, shellfish, planning, videos, publications, associations, more.
  • Aquaculture - Department of Agriculture
    ‘Aquaculture is defined by the Food and Agriculture Organisation as the farming of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants with some sort of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production’. Industry in Australia, businesses, Publications and links.
  • Australian Fisheries Management Authority
    ‘Manage and monitor commercial Commonwealth fishing to ensure Australian fish stocks and our fishing industry are viable now and in the future’. Services, Fisheries, Species & Gear, news, more.
  • Fishing and Aquaculture
    Aquaculture, habitat management, species protection, pests & diseases, science and research, publications, fact sheets, more. NSW Department of Primary Industries.
  • PIRSA Aquaculture
    ‘Industry information; Policy & legislation; Leasing & licensing; Monitoring & assessment; Aquatic animal health; Fishwatch’.
  • The Aquaculture Industry in Australia
    Department of Agriculture.

Other Sites

  • A more sustainable and productive Aquaculture Industry
  • Aquaculture Council of WA
    ‘Working to ensure a profitable future for its members and a viable future for the aquaculture industry’.
  • Australian Aquaculture
    ‘The national peak body representing the interest of the Australian aquaculture industry’. Links to a range of bodies.
  • Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide
    Overview, managment, mythbusters, more.
  • CSIRO Marine Data Centre
    Access to Marine Laboratories Information Network, Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota, Data Warehouse, publications, information sheets, more.
  • FRDC : Knowledge
    Fish species, links to agencies and organisations, Q && As, Stuff for Kids, video, more.
  • Marine and Maritime Studies
    ‘course provides students with opportunities to engage in unique theoretical and practical learning experiences, and to equip them with a broad range of skills and knowledge’. Western Australia.
  • Marine WATERs
    ‘An ever--expanding suite of education resources including lesson plans, student worksheets, fact sheets, games and presentations all linked to the Australian Curriculum’.
  • MESA - Marine Links
    In addition to the listed links there are other links available through the Categories menu on the left, while the Resources page provides topic information for teachers.
  • Websites - Aquaculture
    Library Resource Guides, Deakin University. Briefly annotated, alphabetical listing. Access to listing of ebooks, journals, articles, news, more.


  • Education Lesson Plans and Activities
    ‘Presentations broken into 15 minute segments many of which would make for excellent classroom presentations. Topics include production systems [ponds, cages, raceways, aquaponics & Recirc.]; Species overviews; Aquaculture business/marketing, water quality, aquatic weed management and fish disease’. Includes K-12. USA.
  • Future of Aquaculture
    Article with embedded links to further information, video included.
  • Aquaculture Compendium
    ‘The world’s most comprehensive site for Aquaculture Information’. Datasheets, library, glossary, resources, more.
  • Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
    Information, via menus at the top and the right. Grouped under areas such as for Genetics, Projects, Marine fish, Health, publications, more.
  • NOAA Fisheries Education Program
    Videos, curriculum activities, lessons, more.
  • Seafood New Zealand : For teachers and students
    ‘A set of 20 Teacher Guides, 10 Student Guides and 10 Fact Sheets that teach science through the lens of seafood’.
  • Starfish
    [Student and Teacher Resource]. ‘Find of information about New Zealand’s fisheries and some real fisheries management issues’. Specific student activities, teachers’ notes, resources.
  • The Marine Stewardship Council
    ‘Promotes responsible fishing practices. Information on fisheries, certification, accreditation’, more. Check Fish and Kids, an ‘education programme that aims to teach children about the importance of marine sustainability’.
  • World Aquaculture Society
    ‘Contributes to the progressive and sustainable development of aquaculture throughout the world’.

Safety & First Aid

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1. “Aquaculture.” Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Web. 5 Feb. 2015. Department of Agriculture : Aquaculture.

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