The main goal is to provide students the essential knowledge about world market of fish products, biology and production techniques of the main fish species. In particular, the chemical-physical characteristics of the water, the biology of aquatic species, the reproduction, the rearing systems, the nutritional requirements, the feeding techniques and the effects of different rearing parameters on the organoleptic and nutritional characteristics of fish, molluscs and shellfish will be discussed.
Expected learning outcomes
Acquisition, also through laboratory activities and technical visits to farms and processing plants, of specific skills to operate in the aquaculture and fish products sectors. The student will also acquire the knowledge necessary to identify the main farmed and catched aquatic species and to evaluate the quality and freshness of fish products.
Lesson period: First semester
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