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 Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
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
Afterward the successful completion of the course, the students: (a) have acquired basic knowledge of Ichthyology and the practices applicable to rational fisheries management in inland waters. (b) have embedded methods of studying the ‘fishery biology’ of fish species and their populations. (c) have understood the modern methods aimed to the sustainable fishery management in inland waters in combination with the existing legislation.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • 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)
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 Work26
Reading Assigment30
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities10
Written assigments15
Student Assessment
Assessment with written exams delivered for each laboratory exercise, within all the laboratory exercises of the course. Assessment with written examinations at the end of all the laboratory exercises of the course. Assessment with written examination of the total curriculum of the course.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Νεοφύτου Ν. Χρίστος, Νεοφύτου Χ. Νικόλαος (2015). Ιχθυολογία. Εκδόσεις: University Studio Press / ISBN: 978-960-12-2210-3
Additional bibliography for study
Στεργίου Ι. Κωνσταντίνος, Αθανάσιος Χ. Τσίκληρας. Αλιευτική βιολογία και αλιεία. Σύνδεσμος Ελληνικών Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών, Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο,,ISBN: 978-960-603-235-6
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