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Aquaculture Production and Environmental Impacts



Course format On-site
Date 2020-08-10 - 2020-12-18

The course gives an overview of world aquaculture and its environmental impacts. Special emphasis on salmonid aquaculture and how environmental effects are influencing legislation and technology development.


Admission to the course requires the same qualificatons as admission to the Master of Science in Biosciences.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

The candidate should:

  • Have a broad knowledge on species used in aquaculture and how aquaculture operates worldwide
  • Have extensive knowledge on the ecological effects of aquaculture practices
  • Have extensive knowledge about the ecological effects of salmonid aquaculture and how regulation and technology development is being shaped to mitigate these effects
  • Have a broad knowledge on the ethical challenges for sustainable development in aquaculture


The candidate should:

  • Apply theoretical knowledge and relevant information from research on practical and/or theoretical topics linked to aquaculture and its environmental effects

General competence

The candidate should:

  • Be able to communicate the most important issues, challenges and solutions within aquaculture and its environmental effects
  • Update their knowledge, exchange opinions and experiences, and promote a knowledge based opinion exchange


ISCED Categories

Conservation and environmental management
Machinery and operators