66271 - Aquaculture I

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Responsible consumption and production Oceans

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Students have to learn the general knowledge in aquaculture. A particular attention will be paid to the reproduction of the most important freshwater speices reared in Italy and Europe.

Course contents

Italian and european data.

Salmon and trout: broodstock management, reproduction,fish egg management, larval rearing, weaning and fattening.

Carp: broodstock management, reproduction, production of live feeds, fish egg management, larval rearing, weaning and fattening.

Anguilla anguilla aquaculture: larval rearing, weaning and fattening.


Slide of the Lessons      

•         Elementi di acquacoltura, G. Giordani e P. Melotti, Edagricole, 400p Bologna, 1994

•         Tecniche di acquacoltura, M Saroglia e E Ingle, Edagricole, 260p Bologna, 1992

•         Acquacoltura responsabile, S. Cataudella e P. Bonzi, 683p, Roma, 2002

Teaching methods

Oral presentation concerning the aquaculture of the most important freshwater fish species reared in the country.

Although not mandatory, course attendance is strongly recommended as during classes information presented synthetically in the lesson slides are clarified in detail , as well as aspects present in the additional material provided by the teacher and in the chapters of the book indicated as mandatory to study are presented in detailed and explained. The frequency can then certainly facilitate the preparation of the examination.

Assessment methods

Oral examination (4 or 5 questions). Students have to take 35-to-40-min.

Teaching tools

Video projector, PC, laboratories and visits to fish farms.

There will be a large use of immages and video, if different supports or material is required due to special needs, the students are invited to contact directly the Professor in order to prepare specific material.

Office hours

See the website of Oliviero Mordenti