Course code AQX200

AQX200 Introduction to Chinese Aquaculture

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Course responsible: Trond Storebakken
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
August block.
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: Study year 2015-2016
Last time: 2015H
Preferential right:
Students on Master program in Aquaculture at NMBU.
Course contents:

China is the world¿s leading aquaculture nation, both with respect to produced volume and diversity in farmed organisms. The aim of the current field course is to give the students insight in the status and challenges in Chinese aquaculture. The course is arranged in China by NMBU Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences and Zhejiang Ocean University (ZJOU). ZJOU is located in a new campus (opened in 2013) in Zhoushan city in the Zhejiang Province. Zhejiang is a leading province in aquaculture, both marine environment and in freshwater. Zhoushan is the most important fishing harbour and seafood processing city in China.

The course is taught in English, by Chinese and Norwegian experts. The course is made up of 2 weeks of lectures, one week of excursion, immediately followed by a written exam. Students must cover their own travelling costs, costs of the excursion, and costs of housing and food during. Additional information on the course is available on

The main topics of the course are: Structure and history of Chinese aquaculture; Main productions and production systems; Feed resources; Reproduction and breeding; Health challenges; Products ¿ quality and market; Aquaculture ¿ environment ¿ need for sustainable development; Economics and legislation. The excursion will cover: Freshwater and marine fish and crustacean farming; Reproduction of marine and aquatic organisms; Seaweed production and processing; Seafood processing and marketing.

Students from other institutions than NMBU must enrol as guest students at NMBU Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences to participate in the course.

Learning outcome:
The aim of the current field course is to give the students insight in the status and challenges in Chinese aquaculture.
Learning activities:
Lectures and excursion.
Teaching support:
Additional information on www.nmbu/iha-en/AQX200.
Lecture notes wil be given to the students.
Special requirements in sience.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Lectures and excursion.
Witten examination, 3 hours, multiple choice.
Nominal workload:
150 hours.
Type of course:
Organized activities is minimum 125 hours.
External examiner contributes to writing the exam and grades the answers.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått