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Senior High School Specialized Subject: Aquaculture (Fish Nursery Operation)

Aquaculture (Fish Nursery Operation) is one of the specialized subjects under the technical-vocational livelihood (TVL) career track. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:


  • Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies (PECS)
    • Assessment of personal competencies and skills
  • Environment and Market
    • Product development
    • Key concepts of developing a product
    • Finding value
    • Innovation
    • Unique selling proposition
    • Selecting business idea
    • Key concepts of selecting a business idea
    • Criteria
    • Techniques
    • Branding
  • Prepare and Maintain Fish Nurseries
  • Feeds and Feeding
  • Water Quality and Fish Health Management
  • Harvest and Post-harvest Handling

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Generating a clear appealing product brand
  • Preparing the pond for the fish
  • Sampling and analyzing composition of commercial feeds
  • Formulating feed with the desired crude protein content using local ingredients
  • Computing daily feed ration
  • Monitoring water quality
  • Maintaining optimum water quality
  • Monitoring and observing occurrence of diseases
  • Diagnosing infected fish
  • Identifying appropriate treatment
  • Practicing preventive measures against disease
  • Scheduling harvest
  • Preparing harvesting materials and supplies required in the harvest operation
  • Observing proper handling while harvesting
  • Demonstrating proper grading, counting, and packing of live fish

These examples only cover the scope of the specialized subjects under the technical-vocational livelihood career track. For the scope of the core and contextualized subjects under the senior high school curriculum, please refer to their respective lists.

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