Fisheries Culture

Course Information
TitleΙΧΘΥΟΚΑΛΛΙΕΡΓΕΙΑ / Fisheries Culture
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420000111

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will: a) have acquired basic knowledge on aquaculture in general, the fish farming production systems, the technologies and the methods used and their environmental impacts, b) have understood the modern methods of farming freshwater fish species, such as trouts, carps and eels. c) have been taught specific chapters for each of the above fish species, on the technologies of their production and the necessary technical infrastructure for their breeding.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In general about aquaculture, criteria of selection appropriate species for aquaculture, suitable places and waters for aquaculture, aquaculture production systems. Description of extensive aquaculture (lakes - rivers), semi-intensive aquaculture (lagoons - coastal lakes) and technologies of intensive aquaculture. Status of fish farming in Greece and internationally. Strength - Weakness analysis of aquaculture in Greece, Optimization of the existing technologies, rational management of inland water fish farms, optimization of the interactions between aquacultures and environment. Trout farming: General information, criteria of selection the appropriate locations for trout farming, quantity and quality of water demand, necessary facilities, artificial reproduction of trout, diet and nutrition and common diseases. Carp farming: General information about carps, appropriate locations for carp farming, water quality and quantity for carp culture, types and constructions of fish ponds and tanks. Types of artificial reproduction, (natural, semi extensive, controlled and artificial), breeding, diet, common diseases. Eel farming: General information about eels, water quality and quantity for eel culture, types of eel culture, diet aod eels, common diseases.
Fish culture, Trout culture, Carp culture, Eel culture
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Α) Ν. Παπαγεωργίου (1984). Η ΠΕΣΤΡΟΦΑ ΚΑΙ Η ΕΚΤΡΟΦΗ ΤΗΣ. Εκδόσεις: Α.Π.Θ. Β) Ν. Παπαγεωργίου (1984). ΕΚΤΡΟΦΗ ΚΥΠΡΙΝΟΥ & ΧΕΛΙΟΥ. Εκδόσεις: Α.Π.Θ. Γ) Γ. Φώτης & Π. Αγγελίδης (2003). EΚΤΡΟΦΗ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΘΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΙΧΘΥΩΝ .Εκδόσεις: ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΗ ΠΑΙΔΕΙΑ
Additional bibliography for study
A) N. Papageorgiou (1984). Trout Culture. Editions: AUTH B) N. Papageorgiou (1984). Carp and Eel Culture. Editions: AUTH C) C. Fotis & P. Angelidis (2003). Fish Culture and Fish Pathology. Editions: Sychroni Paidia
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