Subject description for 2021/2022

Sustainable Aquaculture (BIO5006)

Sustainable Aquaculture

BIO5006

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.

Costs

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.

Course type

Compulsory: Joint Bachelor Degree in Animal Science

Prerequisites

Admission to the course follows the admission requirement in the bachelor program in biology.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face.

Teaching activities and methods

Lectures, lab work, field trips, presentations.

Course evaluation

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

Assessment and examinations

Compound evaluation, grading scale A-E for pass, F for fail
  • Written assignment, comprises 40/100 of the grade, grading scale A-E for pass, F for fail.
  • Written Examination, 5 hours, comprises 60/100 of the grade, grading scale A-E for pass, F for fail.

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto

Included in these studies

 

 

Master in Bioscienceshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/mabioMaster in BiosciencesMaster's degree (2 years)
Nordic Master in Sustainable Production and Utilization of Marine Bioresourceshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/marbioNordic Master in Sustainable Production and Utilization of Marine BioresourcesMaster's degree (2 years)
Master in Bioscienceshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/mabio1Master in BiosciencesMaster's degree (2 years)
Nordic Master in Sustainable Production and Utilization of Marine Bioresourceshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/marbio1Nordic Master in Sustainable Production and Utilization of Marine BioresourcesMaster's degree (2 years)

Course coordinator
Start semester Autumn 2021
ECTS Credits 10 Course location Bodø Faculty
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture