AQX110 Aqualab

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Turid Mørkøre

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Limits of class size:30

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:250 hours

Teaching and exam period:Autumn

About this course

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
  • Lab, lectures, discussions, writing lab-reports
  • Canvas, supervision
  • Special requirements in Science
  • Samlet vurdering

    - 3 labrapporter (teller 1/3 hver)

    Karakterregel: Bestått/ikke bestått

  • Laboratory activities and lab-reports
  • Lab activities

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

  • Bachelor students, aquaculture (B-AKVA)
  • GSK