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Introduction to Aquaculture

Objectives and Content

The course includes the biology and rearing of salmonids, marine fish species, shellfish, crustaceans and algae, including the design and operation of fish farms and the control of environmental factors which are important for cultivation and production routines. Other important topics are fish health, environmental impact from fish farming, nutrition, feeds and feeding, genetics and international aquaculture. Compulsory assignments focus on key aspects of controlled biological production and reflect the main emphasis of the required reading list, while lab work and excursions give practical insight into challenges facing the industry.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course the students should have a thorough understanding of biological challenges related to farming of salmonids, marine fish species, shellfish, crustaceans and algae, with emphasis on cold water species. Integrated in these skills, the students should have insight into key topics which are central for aquaculture and production planning, design and management of aquaculture farms, fish health, genetics and breeding, and international aquaculture. Through the writing of student papers, the students will demonstrate skills and knowledge about critical topics related to aquatic biological production.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Compulsory courses of Bachelor in Biology.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

  • Compulsory excursions.
  • Compulsory written assignments.

Approved compulsory activities are valid for 6 semesters, including the semester of completion.

Forms of Assessment

  • Digital written exam (3 hours), accounts for 50% of total grade.
  • Written assignments, account for 50% of total grade.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade, grade F is a fail.

Assessment Semester

Digital written exam in both spring and autumn semesters. In semesters with no classes, the examination will be arranged at the beginning of the semester.

Contact

Contact Information

You can find the Course Coordinator and Administrative Coordinator on the Mitt UiB learning platform. You may also contact a Study Advisor: studie@bio.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written examinat

    Date
    14.12.2017
    Duration
    3 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    30.11.2017
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam