45h Th, 58h Pr
Number of credits
|Specialised master in aquatic resources and aquaculture management||6 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
This course gives through an integrated approach the basis of fish biology related with aquaculture and fisheries. It is dived in 5 chapters:
- Introduction: aquaculture and fisheries status
- Reproductive biology: endocrinology, effect on environmental factors on reproductive cycle and on spawning, gamete composition, control of gamete quality, sexual maturation and spawning.
- Genetic: genetics of qualitative and quantitative phenotypes, genetic and environmental sex determinisms, sex control, transgenesis.
- Bioenergetic: metabolism, effect of environmental and biological factors on growth
- Fish stress: endocrinology of stress, physiological response to acute and chronic stressors.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
Through an integrative knowledge of the fish biology, the student has the bases necessary for the comprehension, interpretation and exploitation of the assets in the context of the aquaculture and fisheries.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Biology and chemistry, cellular biology, animal physiology
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Control of reproduction and artificial spawning of several fish species, larval rearing and weaning, effect of food on the growth, measure of metabolism, genetic markers. Analyzes of scientific articles in connection with the sets of themes approached in the course.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
First four-monthly period, schedule establishes by the secretariat of the Master.
Lectures given at the campus of Sart-Tilman
Recommended or required readings
Books available in the library of the CEFRA
Assessment methods and criteria
The oral examination includes 3 randomly selected integrative questions by the student.
Exam sessions in January and September. The practical works, evaluated on the basis of written report and activity of the student, amount for 25% of the total.