spring 2017
BIO-3011 Advances in Aquaculture - 15 ECTS

Sist endret: 04.05.2017

Application deadline

Concerns only admission to singular courses: Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

Master course for biology students and for students at the program Fiskeri- og havbruk - retning Havbruk. The course is available as a singular course.  

Admission requirements

Local admission, application code 9371 - - Master`s level singular course.
Admission requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification, with a major in biology of minimum 80 ECTS. Prerequisites: BIO-2506 Introduction to fish biologi and BIO-2508 Aquaculture I or equivalent

Course content

The course is an advanced course in aquaculture covering topics such as fish genetics, fish disease and interactions between farmed and wild stocks. Focus is placed on relevant biotechnological developments and the sustainability of modern aquaculture practices. Commercial applications and ecological issues pertinent to fish biotechnologies and feed management are discussed. The course is organized in three theoretical and one practical module. The practical part is both field- and lab-based, and involves the delivery of activity reports.

Objectives of the course

The course will give students information on recent advances in fish genetics, breeding, nutrition and health. Students having completed Bio-3011 Advances in Aquaculture are expected to: Have knowledge on principles of fish breeding, nutrition and health. Have understanding of the challenges facing modern aquaculture industry in particular with reference to environmental and conservation issues. Obtain practical experience (hands-on) in techniques of artificial fertilization, chromosome manipulation and useful molecular analytical tools. Are able to read and understand scientific literature.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars and field/laboratory activities


4 hour written exam (80%). Laboratory reports (20%). A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.

Students require to attain a pass grade (A to E) in the laboratory report in order to be able to take the ordinary or re-sit written examination. There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination. The re-sit examination is a written exam only.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Syllabus and reading list will be announced prior to course start.
  • Om emnet
  • Studiested: Tromsø |
  • Studiepoeng: 15
  • Emnekode: BIO-3011