Course code AQX251

AQX251 Sustainability and welfare in aquaculture

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Course responsible: Turid Mørkøre
Teachers: Odd Ivar Lekang, Hans-Christian Teien, Åshild Gunilla Ergon, Øystein Evensen, Hans Magnus Gjøen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
30
Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in August block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2018H
Preferential right:
NMBU MSc/BSc students and NOVA students.
Course contents:

The course gives an introduction to main topics within farming of fish, shellfish, and algae in Norway and internationally - including various forms of production, operating conditions, environment, preventive health, fish welfare, reproduction, feed and feeding, and product quality.

Good fish welfare is a prerequisite for sustainable farming. Sustainability and fish welfare will be the main focus throughout the course.

Learning outcome:

Knowledge

  • The students will learn how theoretical knowledge can be applied in various practical examples. Furthermore, students are made aware of the benefits and consequences of using biological knowledge in a production situation.
  • Knowledge of the production of fish, shellfish and macroalgae as a basis for sustainable aquaculture. 
  • Knowledge of factors that affect fish welfare throughout the production phase

Skills

  • Understand how the farming environment affects production parameters and fish welfare
  • Understand the effects of the surrounding environment
  • Be able to assess welfare characteristics of fish in aquaculture and know measures that can improve welfare
  • Be able to disseminate research-based knowledge about sustainability and fish welfare

General competence

Have a good overview of factors that are important for sustainability and fish welfare in farming throughout the production phase

Learning activities:
Teaching consists of a combination of lectures, demonstrations and exercises. The course also includes a trip to the west coast, where various aquaculture enterprises are visited.
Teaching support:
Teaching consists of a combination of lectures, demonstrations and exercises. The course also includes a trip to the west coast, where various aquaculture enterprises are visited.
Syllabus:
Relevant litterature and presentations from the lectures will be available in Canvas.
Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge in biology
Recommended prerequisites:
-
Mandatory activity:
Excursion, work in the fish-lab and presentation
Assessment:
Oral exam A-F
Nominal workload:
125 hours
Entrance requirements:
-
Reduction of credits:
Complete overlap with AQF200
Type of course:
The course runs in the August block with full-time lecture sessions, combined with exercises and a presentation
Note:
Excursion will depend on covid-restrictions
Examiner:
External examiner.
Examination details: Oral exam: A - E / F