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Primary Production - Aquaculture and Fisheries



Course format Blended
Datum 2020-08-10 - 2020-12-18
Entry level Bachelor

Course contents:

The students will gain an overview of the fishery and aquaculture industry in the world. Within fishery topics will include; overview over relevant species, nutrient chains, fishing seasons, fishing gears (function and optimal use), gears effect in fish quality, fishing vessels, initial fish Processing (on shore or at sea), by catch/by product handling, regulations, quotas, international agreements: structural changes in the fish industry and sustainable fishery. Within the Aquaculture sector lectures will include relevant species, production cycles, different production systems, water quality requirements, fish feeding, fish breeding, fish health and diseases, fish welfare, sustainable aquaculture, harvesting and slaughtering of fish.


Bachelors degree in for instance engineering, biology, chemistry, food, animal husbandry

Learning outcomes

The requirement for fish and seafood in the word is increasing. This can either be harvest from the sea, traditionally fishery or it can be produces trough aquaculture. These are complex systems and productions that may interfere with each other and on to the surrounding environment. The overall aim with the course is to give the students the necessary basic information about fishery and aquaculture. This should be set in overall view so the students are able to critically evaluate the factors which are important for a sustainable growth in the industry. A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to: - discuss advantages and disadvantages with the two aquatic food primary production systems, fishery and aquaculture - discuss important factors for performing a sustainable fishery and a sustainable aquaculture


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