The aquatic environment covers about 70% the globe and is central in today¿s discussion on increased global food production. The challenges are both to produce enough food from well treated organisms and food with a good composition of nutrients. This course will give students a state of the art insight to how aquatic food production has global impact on food access and the environment and discuss the future potentials for growth. It will use a combination of selected scientific articles, interdisciplinary expert panels with outside guests, and Oxford-style student debates to elucidate key aspects of seafood production and nutritional value.
University of Bergen
Global nutritional challenges and role of aquatic environment in global food security: Nutrients in seafood; Enviromental Impact around the world; Risk Evaluation of Aquaculture.
Production systems in Aquaculture: Trends in hatchery design; Holding and handling during the growth phase; Filter feeders and macro-algae; Closing the life cycle in aquaculture
Fish nutrition and feed resources: The food chain in aquaculture/compare efficiency with other animals, Feed resources, contaminants, nutrient and antinutrients; Fisheries management for aquaculture
Bachelor's in Biology
The student should explain well-founded, biologically based views within the course topics. He/she must be able to assess the extent to which claims are documented and distinguish between emotional, political and biological basis for decision making, show insight in current theories and could argue structured and convincing both in writing and orally.
Critical thinking, writing, debate
Based on a reading list journal articles and research reports, updated each year
Continuous evaluation of written and oral assignments
4 - debates