Develop and implement an aquaculture breeding strategy

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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine breeding objectives

1.1. Breeding strategyrequirements are determined taking into account the capacity of the facility, relevant characteristics of cultured or held stock and marketing and production plans.

1.2. Breeding and production records are interpreted and used as the base line for breeding strategy.

1.3. Economic assessments are undertaken to establish the feasibility of breeding objectives.

1.4. Selection aims or goals are determined according to enterprise or customer requirements.

2. Determine and apply selection criteria

2.1. Visual and objective methods of good stock selection are determined.

2.2. Criteria are established for female and male selection.

2.3. Broodstock that fail to meet selection criteria are culled.

2.4. Broodstock and genetic material are identified, samples sent for analysis by external laboratory, results received and genetic and disease implications assessed.

3. Manage the breeding program

3.1. Breeding facilities are planned and managed to meet veterinary guidelines and broodstock requirements.

3.2. Broodstock maturation or spawning treatments, where applicable, are implemented.

3.3. Fertilisation and progeny rearing strategy is determined according to breeding objectives.

3.4. Stock for sale are identified according to the breeding strategy and sale complies with ESD principles and environmental protection permit requirements.

3.5. Breeding objectives are evaluated.

3.6. Replacement broodstock are selected according to the breeding strategy.

3.7. Mechanisation or automation of process or activity, including the use of specialised contract services, is researched and recommendations made to management.

3.8. Data from stock selection and sales is gathered and analysed to determine the success of the breeding program against breeding strategy and objectives.

3.9. Breeding plan is documented to detail all procedures and updated for changes in the breeding objectives.

3.10. Personnel are directed on the implementation of the breeding plan.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA502C appears in the following qualifications: