Aquaculture in Southern Europe: basic and applied aspects

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General information

Aquaculture is practiced in all types of existing aquatic environments, from marsh ponds and estuaries to rivers, lakes and the sea. In the Southwest of Spain, aquaculture activity is mainly located in natural earthen ponds, using the existing “salinas” after a necessary adaptation for fish production. As occurs with the marine environment, it is necessary to have a thorough knowledge of the land‐based ecosystems in which the aquaculture production process is to be developed. In addition, it is essential to know the physiological characteristics of the cultured species under these environments in order to promote a responsible and sustainable aquaculture activity.

This course will cover different aspects of the aquaculture activity in marsh ponds, focusing on the differential characteristics in these environments, the ecological impacts, and the physiological and welfare issues of the cultured species (nutrition, stress, immunology, osmoregulation, etc.).

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0512 - Biotechnology", "0512 - Toxicology", "0522 - Conservation and environmental management", "0831 - Aquaculture


Venue: University of Cádiz
Cádiz, Spain


Open from
23 May 2017 to 10 Jun 2017


The fee covers admission to the sessions and the activities included in the final programme of the course.

Application Procedure:

Students interested in taking part in the course must register via the website and pay the course fee (200 €) before June 3th, 2017.


Academic level: Master, PhD, Lifelong Learning
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