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.

In the aquaculture course we want to discuss the background, importance, and consequences of this industry. The main focus is on marine aquaculture, but to some extent we will also discuss inland aquaculture. As a marine ecologist I put a particular focus on the environment. We will discuss the various problems (eutrophication, organic loading of the sea floor, oxygen depletion, pathogens, medication, social and animal welfare etc.), as well as potential (partial) solutions, such as extractive and IMTA approaches, recirculation etc. For an understanding of the processes we need to delve into biology, and also to some extent into chemistry. But don’t fear! Its all manageable!

Prerequisites:
Completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study. 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 date19.04.2021
End date30.04.2021
Registration deadline19.03.2021
ECTS credits4.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyFisheries
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Westfjords
Tagssustainabilityfisheriesaquaculture
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