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Aquaculture AK122F

Aquaculture AK122F

ECTS Credits 10
Level Undergraduate
Course type Compulsory: Joint Bachelor Degree in Animal Science
Start semester Autumn 2021
Year of study 3rd study year
Course location Bodø
Faculty Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Teaching language English
Application deadline  

Course description

The course will mainly focus on the farming of typical fish species from Northern Atlantic and Norway especially salmon, halibut, cod and Balan wrasse. The situation and challenges of farming in other parts of the world will also be explored.


No costs except semester registration fee and course literature.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge: The student:

  • Has basic knowledge of the adaptations of the organisms to the aquatic environment.
  • Has a broad knowledge on the importance of water quality and treatment, particularly under farming conditions.
  • Is familiar with the production of live feed.
  • Has knowledge of the general principles of farming including fish health management of salmon, Atlantic halibut, cod and cleaner fish.
  • Has knowledge of the aquaculture industry of selected species, in relation to history, organization, legislation, production volume and challenges.
  • Has insight of the welfare aspects of the aquaculture production and the sustainability, as well as of the main factors affecting seafood quality.
  • Has knowledge of the research and challenges in Norwegian aquaculture.

Skills: The student:

  • Can explain the principles used in the farming of aquatic species, from egg to harvest.
  • Can collect and use relevant published information on various issue related to Aquaculture.
  • Can update his/her knowledge in the field of Aquaculture.


General competence

The student:

  • Can discuss and exchange opinions on the actual challenges in the aquaculture industry.
  • Can communicate results and theories both orally and in writing.

Mode of delivery


Teaching activities and methods

Lectures, lab work, field trips, presentations.

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto

Course evaluation

Annual evaluations which are included in the university's quality assurance system.

Assessment and examinations

Written examination, 5 Hours (first instance 2015 autumn).
  • Compulsory participation (first instance 2015 autumn).

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