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.
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