Sustainable Aquaculture

The course focuses on the interplay between aquaculture and the environment with a focus on principles and concepts related to the ecology of aquaculture. Different aquaculture systems and production methods will be examined. The major theme will be environmental aspects of aquaculture. This includes feed-stuff problems, alternative fish feed ingredients and IMTA approaches.


On completion of the course, a student:

  • can compare different aquaculture systems, production methods, breeding programs.
  • can recognise common constraints involved in farming fish at different levels.
  • can describe the components and processes of aquaculture systems that interact with the environment.
  • can outline main regulations and typical environmental monitoring schemes.

Prerequisites:
Requirements for acceptance to courses are generally the same as for acceptance to the master’s program in whole, i.e. that applicants have completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study.

The master’s committee may decide to accept undergraduate students, who are a long way into their studies, to individual courses. All applications for entry to individual courses must be reviewed by the Master’s program committee and a decision can take up to two weeks.

It is important for applicants to have a good knowledge of English, as all teaching takes place in English.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryIceland
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date17.02.2020
End date28.02.2020
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits4.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyFisheries
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Westfjords
Tagssustainabilityfisheriesaquaculture
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