Aquaculture

A.Y. 2018/2019
Lesson for
3
Max ECTS
32
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/20
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
This module teaches the basic principles and practices of freshwater and marine fish farming. Water quality, site selection, health management practices, nutrition and feeding and business decision-making are covered.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
AGR/20 - AQUACULTURE, POULTRY AND RABBIT SCIENCE - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Syllabus
Lectures
Characterization and categories of aquaculture production systems (1 hours).
Concepts of fish morpho-physiology (1 hours).
Hatchery and production techniques for freshwater fish.
Topics cover broodstock management, spawning, larval husbandry, nursery, and grow-out of several commercially important fish species: rainbow trout (3 hours), sturgeon (1 hour), eel (1 hour), carp and other cyprinids (1 hour), sea bass and sea bream (4 hours).
Fish nutrition, feeding and bioenergetics (1 hour).
Ornamental fish farming and management (1 hour).

Practice
Visits to rainbow trout and sturgeon farms (16 hours).
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Syllabus
Lectures
Characterization and categories of aquaculture production systems (1 hours).
Concepts of fish morpho-physiology (1 hours).
Hatchery and production techniques for freshwater fish.
Topics cover broodstock management, spawning, larval husbandry, nursery, and grow-out of several commercially important fish species: rainbow trout (3 hours), sturgeon (1 hour), eel (1 hour), carp and other cyprinids (1 hour), sea bass and sea bream (4 hours).
Fish nutrition, feeding and bioenergetics (1 hour).
Ornamental fish farming and management (1 hour).

Practice
Visits to rainbow trout and sturgeon farms (16 hours).
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
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