Subject description for 2022/2023

Aquaculture Production and Environment

BIO5005

The course gives an overview of aquaculture production worldwide, and the environmental effects of aquaculture production. Special emphasis is given to salmonid aquaculture, and how environmental effects are incorporated into legislation and drives technological development.

Course description

This online course gives an overview of world aquaculture and its environmental impacts. Special emphasis on salmonid aquaculture and how environmental effects are influencing legislation and technology development.

Prerequisites

Admission to the course requires the same qualifications as admission to the Master of Science in Biosciences.

Costs

No costs except semester registration fee and syllabus literature.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding, The candidate should:

  • Have a broad knowledge on species used in aquaculture and how aquaculture operates worldwide
  • Have extensive knowledge on the ecological effects of aquaculture practices
  • Have extensive knowledge about the ecological effects of salmonid aquaculture and how regulation and technology development is being shaped to mitigate these effects
  • Have a broad knowledge on the ethical challenges for sustainable development in aquaculture

Skills, The candidate should:

  • Apply theoretical knowledge and relevant information from research on practical and / or theoretical topics linked to aquaculture and its environmental effects

General competence The candidate should:

  • Be able to communicate the most important issues, challenges and solutions within aquaculture and its environmental effects
  • Update their knowledge, exchange opinions and experiences, and promote a knowledge based opinion exchange

Course type

Optional for MSc in Bosciences. Theoretical course.

Mode of delivery

Online, seminars, discussions, and assessments.

Teaching activities and methods

Online seminars and group discussions. The teaching is given in two blocks per week.

Course evaluation

Each student will participate in class discussions, and conduct some preparatory exercises including review scientific papers and a class presentation, with an individual report on a special topic submitted at the end of the course.

Assessment and examinations

Compound evaluation, grading scale Letter grades
  • Assessment Task , comprises 0/100 of the grade, grading scale Approved/ Not approved.
  • Written assignment, comprises 100/100 of the grade, grading scale Letter grades.

Overlapping courses

AK303Fv1 Aquaculture Practice and Principles - 10 study points.
BI321Fv1 Aquaculture Ecology - 10 study points.

Course literature

Lucas, JS and Southgate, PC 2003. Aquaculture. Farming aquatic animals and plants. Blackwell Publishing Co.ISBN 0-85238-222-7

Pillay, TVR. 1990. Aquaculture. Principles and practices. Blackwell science Ltd. ISBN 0-85238-202-2

Timmons, MB et al. 2001. Recirculating aquaculture systems. Cayuga Aqua Ventures ISBN0-9712646-0- 0 Leknang. Aquaculture technology.

Beveridge, M.1996. Cage aquaculture. Blackwell science Ltd ISBN 0-85238-235-9

Included in these studies

 

 

Nordic Master in Sustainable Production and Utilisation of Marine Bioresourceshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/marbio1Nordic Master in Sustainable Production and Utilisation of Marine BioresourcesMaster's degree (2 years)
Master in Bioscienceshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/mabio1Master in BiosciencesMaster's degree (2 years)
Master in Bioscienceshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/mabioMaster in BiosciencesMaster's degree (2 years)
Nordic Master in Sustainable Production and Utilisation of Marine Bioresourceshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/marbioNordic Master in Sustainable Production and Utilisation of Marine BioresourcesMaster's degree (2 years)
Aquaculture and Environmenthttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/aqenvAquaculture and EnvironmentHalf-year programme and shorter
Nordic Master in Sustainable Production and Utilization of Marine Bioresourceshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/2020H/Pages/MARBIO.aspxNordic Master in Sustainable Production and Utilization of Marine BioresourcesMaster's degree (2 years)

Course coordinator
Start semester Autumn 2022
Teaching language English ECTS Credits 10 Course location Bodø. Faculty
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture