Course code AQX120

AQX120 Intensive aquaculture

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Course responsible: Hans Magnus Gjøen
Teachers: Alf-Helge Aarskog, Einar Wathne, Øyvind Øverli, Øystein Evensen, Turid Mørkøre, Ulf Geir Indahl
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
The course has teaching / assessment in the spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2021-2022
Course contents:
Production systems and management, fish welfare and fish health in intensive production systems, sustainable feed resources, breeding and genome-biology as tools in intensive production systems, robot and camera technology in salmon farming and slaughter and processing.
Learning outcome:


The student will acquire broad knowledge of production methods, management tools and the most important challenges throughout the value chain in intensive aquaculture production, exemplified by Norwegian salmon production.


The student must summarise and apply the knowledge of the various production challenges to a comprehensive and balanced assessment of the various considerations for optimal desissions, e.g. in assessments regarding time for de-liceing, time of slaughter, colouring of fish or type of fish that are used at different locations.

General competence

Through semester assignments and presentations, the student will acquire assessment, collaboration and dissemination competence.

Learning activities:
26 hours lectures, semester assignments, presentations and colloquia / self-study.
Teaching support:
Teacher will be available through e-mail, individual and group mentoring
Lecture notes and selected articles. An updated bibliography will be available on the course's Canvas page
Recommended prerequisites:
AQX110 and experience from breeding
Mandatory activity:
Exercises and student presentations
Oral examination during the examination period. A-F
Nominal workload:
250 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
26 hours lectures + group work and presentaions
External censor at the oral examination.
Examination details: Oral exam: Letter grades