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Aquaculture

Language

English

Course format On-site
Date 2020-08-10 - 2020-12-18

The course will mainly focus on the farming of typical fish species from Northern Atlantic and Norway especially salmon, halibut, cod and Balan wrasse. The situation and challenges of farming in other parts of the world will also be explored.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge:

The student:

  • Has basic knowledge of the adaptations of the organisms to the aquatic environment.
  • Has a broad knowledge on the importance of water quality and treatment, particularly under farming conditions.
  • Is familiar with the production of live feed.
  • Has knowledge of the general principles of farming including fish health management of salmon, Atlantic halibut, cod and cleaner fish.
  • Has knowledge of the aquaculture industry of selected species, in relation to history, organization, legislation, production volume and challenges.
  • Has insight of the welfare aspects of the aquaculture production and the sustainability, as well as of the main factors affecting seafood quality.
  • Has knowledge of the research and challenges in Norwegian aquaculture.

Skills:

The student:

  • Can explain the principles used in the farming of aquatic species, from egg to harvest.
  • Can collect and use relevant published information on various issue related to Aquaculture.
  • Can update his/her knowledge in the field of Aquaculture.

General competence:

The student:

  • Can discuss and exchange opinions on the actual challenges in the aquaculture industry.
  • Can communicate results and theories both orally and in writing.

Prerequisites

Admission to the course follows the admission requirement in the bachelor program in biology.

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ISCED Categories

Biology
Aquaculture