Freshwater Fisheries

Course Information
TitleΙΧΘΥΟΠΟΝΙΑ ΓΛΥΚΕΩΝ ΥΔΑΤΩΝ / Freshwater Fisheries
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000036

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
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: a) Will have acquired basic knowledge of Ichthyology and the practices for the rational management of fisheries in inland waters. b) Will have mastered the methods of study of fisheries biology of fish species and their populations. c) Would have understood the modern improvement methods aimed at sustainable management of fisheries in inland waters in conjunction with current legislation.
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
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Physico-chemical characteristics of inland waters. In general about the fish. External morphology, anatomy and physiology of fish. Description of biological systems (respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, digestive, reproductive). Geographical distribution and migrations of fish. Ichthyological zones of running waters. Types of fish spawning. Gonad maturation, spawning, sex differentiation. Incubation and embryonic development. Age and growth of fish. Age determination from scales, otoliths etc., control precision of age calculating. Growth, length - weight relationships, condition factor, specific growth index. Fecundity and egg size of fish, changes with age and size. Diet and feeding habits of fish, methods of stomach contents analysis. Methods for estimating fish populations. Mortality and survival of fish. Inland fisheries management. Characteristics of fish habitats, differences between running and stagnant inland waters. Classification and morphology of rivers and lakes. Fishery improvement operations, improvement the living conditions of fish and the spawning places. Inland fisheries legislation.
Ichthyology, Fishery biology, Fishery management, Inland waters
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Νεοφύτου Ν. Χρήστος (2004). Ιχθυολογία. Εκδόσεις: University Studio Press
Additional bibliography for study
Neophytou Christos N. (2004). Ichthyology. Editions: University Studio Press
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