Postgraduate course

Regulations, Management and Practical Training in Aquaculture

Teaching semester


The registration deadline for enrollment in the course is Thursday in week 2 for the spring semester. 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.

Objectives and Content

The students will get a working overview of the laws and regulations affecting the organisation and production of aquaculture in Norway, and insight into the way aquaculture research and production are carried out. The field work will involve excursions to two research stations where students will participate in short experiments, and the practical will involve a working placement at a fishfarm or similar commercial facility. The written reports from these activities will be evaluated. Emphasis will also be placed on the laws concerning the health and welfare of aquatic organisms, such as quality control, harvesting regulations, and the fish disease laws. The regulations regarding vaccination, hygiene, disinfection, health certification and monitoring, as well as experimentation with animals will also be reviewed.

Learning Outcomes

To the give students practical insight into the running of commercial activities in aquaculture and into key methods in aquaculture research, as well as a working knowledge of central aspects of the management, organization and regulation of the aquaculture industry in Norway.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

  • Compulsory work placement (15 days) + work placement report.
  • Compulsory field course (2 days).
  • Compulsory written assignments (3 assignments) covering the regulation and management part of the course.

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

Forms of Assessment

  • Portfolio evaluation.

Grading Scale

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

Course Evaluation

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.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Portfolio assesment

    Withdrawal deadline