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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 ects

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.

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.