Course code AQX110

AQX110 Aqualab

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2022 - 2023 .

Course responsible: Turid Mørkøre
Teachers: Ricardo Tavares Benicio, Wuyahan Wuyahan, Joakim Sandkjenn, Bjørn Reidar Hansen, Jon Øvrum Hansen, Olav Fjeld Kraugerud, Harald Støkken, Håkon Hoel Olsen, Øyvind Øverli, Øivind Andersen, Øystein Evensen, Odd Ivar Lekang
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:


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Teaching exam periods:
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2021-2022
Preferential right:
Bachelor students, aquaculture (B-AKVA)
Course contents:
You will get a practical overview of key parameters in fish farming.The teaching will predominately take place in our modern Recycling Aquaculture System facility (RAS Fishlab). You will get an introduction to fish feed evaluation in our small-scale feed factory ("Fôrtek").
Learning outcome:


Students have basic knowledge of 

  • Anatomy and physiology and the salmon's life cycle
  • Modern fish feed, feed evaluation
  • Properties of RAS facilities, water quality
  • Behavior in salmonids
  • Fish experiments and calculation of production parameters


  • Dissect fish and  calculate basic biometric properties
  • Measure important indicators for water quality in fish farming
  • Carry out a basic evaluation of fish feed
  • Calculate basic production parameters in fish farming
  • Assess behavioral traits in salmonids

General competences

  • Basic knowledge of practical conditions in Norwegian fish farming as a useful basis for the theoretical specialization subjects that come later in the study
Learning activities:
Lab, lectures, discussions, writing lab-reports
Teaching support:
Canvas, supervision
Will be made available at the beginning and during the course
Special requirements in Science
Recommended prerequisites:
Basic knowledge in biology
Mandatory activity:
Laboratory activities and lab-reports
Written exam counts 100%
Nominal workload:
250 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:

Lab activities

2x2 hours of lectures in each of the three topics; 1) Feeding study, evaluating production parameters, 2) Feed evaluation, 4) Fish behavior

Examination details: Written exam: Passed / Not Passed