Introduction to Aquaculture
This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. Application deadline is Thursday in week 33 for the autumn semester. Please see this page for more information: https://www.uib.no/en/matnat/53431/admission-courses-limited-capacity
You will receive confirmation of whether you received a spot in Studentweb no later than Tuesday the week after the deadline.
The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on the Mitt UiB learning platform.
It is mandatory to attend the first lecture.
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.
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
Courses equivalent to:
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.
Due to the measures taken to avoid the spread of Covid-19, UiB is closed for on-campus assessment. As a consequence, the following changes is made to assessment autumn semester 2020:
- Written home examination instead of written examination
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade, grade F is a fail.
Assessment SemesterDigital written exam in both spring and autumn semesters. In semesters with no classes, the examination will be take place at the beginning of the semester.
Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.
Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: email@example.com