Download This Full Lesson: Aquaculture Husbandry 101
Lesson Description: Husbandry is the care, cultivation and breeding of animals and plants, which is usually one of the first things you think about when starting an aquaculture business. When paired with strong financial management and sales and marketing, husbandry is part of a successful aquaculture business. Simply put, as a farmer, your goal is to keep your animals (or plants) at optimum health that will lead to a profitable harvest.
This activity is a short 45-minute lesson focused on the different aspects of husbandry. Students will use the Aquaculture in Shared Waters: Husbandry fact sheet to help them understand the basics of aquaculture husbandry. Topics covered in the fact sheet include choosing a site and the correct gear for your crop, the harmful effects of biofouling, predators and pests, farm biosecurity and record keeping.
- What are the basic components of aquaculture husbandry?
- How might husbandry practices (good or bad) influence an aquaculture operation?
- identify key aspects of the successful care, cultivation and breeding of plants and animals in an aquaculture setting.
- describe best practices for keeping aquacultured plants and animals healthy.
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|Next Generation Science Standards:||MS-LS2-5, HS-LS2-6|