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ZSS06100 Laboratory Safety
AFI-30806 Fisheries Ecology; AFI-31306 Life History of Aquatic Organisms; AFI-31806 Aquaculture Production Systems; AFI-32306 Nutrition and Health in Aquaculture; AFI- 51306 Seaweed in Multi-use Combinations, an Innovative Challenge; AFI-32806 Marine Resources Management;
Fish, and other seafood, are important components of the human food package. Its supply is secured through exploitation of the aquatic environment, either by extraction (capture fisheries) or by farming (aquaculture). This course gives an overview of the different forms and management opportunities of aquatic production. It gives an introduction in different methods to influence the production capacity of aquatic animals (at organism and population level) and the possibilities and limits set by the aquatic environment to this capacity. Specific attention is given to sustainability aspects and an ecosystem approach of both aquaculture and capture fisheries. The course has a thematic structure, whereby each week is dedicated to another theme. These themes will be:
- Fish Health and Growth
- Water Quality in Aquatic systems
This course is also available as Distance Learning course. For more information on this, contact Geertje Schlaman.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- Illustrate the different forms, distribution, and relative importance of aquatic products, as well as aquatic production in the human food chain;
- Indicate how (aquatic) environmental factors influence the quality and quantity of aquatic production, both in natural and in culture conditions;
- Identify and explain the biological and ecological factors that effect aquatic production on organism as well as population level;
- Show how humans are able to manipulate this production process both in aquaculture and fisheries;
- Analyze and explain variations in aquatic resources and production.
Written (digital) exam with some open, but mostly closed questions.
- 50% of the questions is related to subjects addressed during the lectures
- 50% of the questions is related to subjects addressed during the tutorials and practicals
Brightspace with relevant course materials, including course guide and lecture notes.
|Compulsory for:||BAS||Animal Sciences||BSc||A: Spec. A - Animal Management and Care||5MO|
|Restricted Optional for:||BAT||Biosystems Engineering||BSc||5MO|
|Compulsory for:||WUAFS||BSc Minor Animal Farming: Systems and Management||5MO|
|WUMLR||BSc Minor Marine Living Resources||5MO|