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BIO-3512 Early life of marine fish - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Norges fiskerihøgskole

Type of course

Master course for biology students and masterstudents in fishery science - The course is available as a singular course.

Course overlap

BIO-307 Early life history of fishes 6 stp

Course contents

Initially the course gives an introduction to the reproductive patterns and gonad development of fishes, followed by a detailed description of egg and larval development, metamorphosis, larval feeding, behaviour, growth, predation and starvation; including factors affecting these processes. Fish larval ecology, factors determining recruitment and sampling methods are also focused. Examples from the various themes are given from both field and experimental situations. A laboratory course is included and both living and fixed gonads, eggs, larvae and juveniles from selected species are studied.

Application deadline

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

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. A Bachelor's degree in Fiskeri- og havbruksvitenskap with relevant courses in the 6. semester is regarded as an equivalent qualification.

Objective of the course

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge about:

Skills: The candidate should be able to:

General competences:

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The course has multiple teaching approaches.

Date for examination

School exam 13.06.2023;Assignment hand out date 25.05.2023 hand in date 01.06.2023

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.