The course focuses on the interplay between aquaculture and the environment with a focus on principles and concepts related to the ecology of aquaculture. Different aquaculture systems and production methods will be examined. The major theme will be environmental aspects of aquaculture. This includes feed-stuff problems, alternative fish feed ingredients and IMTA approaches (Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture).
Only for students in Coastal and Marine Management (MRM programme)
On completion of the course, a student:
- can compare different aquaculture systems, production methods, breeding programs.
- can recognise common constraints involved in farming fish at different levels.
- can describe the components and processes of aquaculture systems that interact with the environment.
- can outline main regulations and typical environmental monitoring schemes.