Course responsible:Turid Mørkøre
Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås
Limits of class size:30
Nominal workload:125 hours
Teaching and exam period:This course has teaching/evaluation in August block.
About this course
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.
- 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 (focus on salmonids)
- Knowledge of factors that affect fish welfare throughout the production phase
- Understand how the farming environment affects production parameters and fish welfare
- Understand 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
- Have a good overview of factors that are important for sustainability and fish welfare in farming throughout the production phase
- Teaching consists of a combination of lectures, demonstrations and exercises. The course also includes a trip, where various aquaculture enterprises are visited.
- Teaching consists of a combination of lectures, demonstrations and exercise
- Basic knowledge in biology
- Oral exam A-F
- External examiner on oral exam.
- Excursion and training
- AQX251 is restricted (30 seats).
- The course runs in the August block with full-time lecture sessions, combined with excursion and exercise
- NMBU MSc/BSc students and NOVA students.
- Letter grades