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 Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
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 mainly freshwater fish species, as the trout, the carp and the eel. c) have been taught specific chapters for each of the above fish species, on the technologies of their cultivation and the necessary technologiew 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)
Fish farming in general. Criteria for the selection of suitable species for cultivation. Characteristics of appropriate water bodies for aquaculture. Fish farming production systems. Description of the extensive aquaculture (in lakes and rivers), semi-extensive and semi-intensive aquaculture types (lagoons & coastal lakes). Technologies of intensive aquaculture types. The international status of aquaculture and in Greece. Strength and week point’s analysis of aquaculture in Greece. Optimization of the existing fish farming technologies. Rational management of inland water fish culture. Optimization of the impacts of aquaculture in environment. Trout farming: General information about the type of cultivation, Selection of the suitable aquaculture technologies. Installations and suitable places for trout farming. Appropriate water sources, quantity and quality of water, necessary technological facilities. Trout reproduction. Nutrition and diet and description of the most common diseases. Carp farming: General information on carps and curp culture. Selection of the suitable location for the creation of a carp farm. The appropriate quality and quantity of required water. Types of reservoirs and their structure. Types of fish breeding (natural, semi-controlled, controlled, and artificial reproduction), fish cultivation, fish diet and nutrition, calculation of fish-loading ability. Description of the most common diseases of carps.
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 Work13
Reading Assigment15
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities10
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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