YAS-33806 Sustainability in Fish and Seafood Production


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
One day excursion28
Project learning17
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. JAJ Verreth
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. JAJ Verreth
dr. ir. PBM Berentsen
dr. D Dentoni
dr. S Pascucci
prof. dr. SWF Omta
Examiner(s)prof. dr. JAJ Verreth
prof. dr. SWF Omta
prof. dr. ir. AGJM Oude Lansink

Language of instruction:


Continuation courses:

BSc Minor Marine (AEW-10803, AEW-22303, AFI 20306, ENP-52806, EZO-22806)


The economic, ecological and societal sustainability of fish capture and aquaculture will be analyzed in an integrated, interdisciplinary approach along the product value chain from feed resource to retailer of fish products. The focus will be on the assessment of ecological and economic risks, combined with an analysis of potential innovations in the value chain. Options for and innovations towards sustainability in current systems of fish production and the necessary changes in chain and quality management will be analyzed. The course will be developed via a mixture of theoretical class room lectures, tutorials and specific case studies in project groups, balanced with invited guest lectures from- and field excursions to players in the field.

Learning outcomes:

The student is capable to analyse, discuss current fish production systems and to draft innovative solutions for increasing the sustainability of seafood and its production


Classroom lectures, Tutorials, Project group work activities, field excursions.


Written exam, assignments and project reports.


Reader and Study Guide.

Compulsory for: BASAnimal SciencesBScB: Aquatic Organisms4WD
Restricted Optional for: WUMLRBSc Minor Marine Living Resources4WD