AFI-20306 Aquaculture and Fisheries


Studiepunten 6.00

Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)ir. GLH Schlaman
MSc EWM Nijkamp-Schaars MSc
Lecturer(s)ing. EH Eding
prof. dr. ir. GF Wiegertjes
dr. ir. JW Schrama
dr. ir. LAJ Nagelkerke
F Kokou
dr. JJ Poos
HM Jansen
Examiner(s)dr. ir. JW Schrama
prof. dr. ir. GF Wiegertjes
ing. EH Eding
dr. JJ Poos
dr. ir. LAJ Nagelkerke

Language of instruction:


Mandatory knowledge:

ZSS06100 Laboratory Safety

Continuation courses:

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:

- Fisheries
- Ecology
- Shellfish
- 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. 

Learning outcomes:

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.


- lectures;
- practicals;
- tutorials.


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. 

Verplicht voor: BASAnimal SciencesBScA: Spec. A - Animal Management and Care5MO
Keuze voor: BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc5MO
Verplicht voor: WUAFSBSc Minor Animal Farming: Systems and Management5MO
WUMLRBSc Minor Marine Living Resources5MO