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Aquaculture
Code: G000E-
Teacher:  Ivan Toschi
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CFU subdivision: Lectures: 3
Other: 1
Basic aims:  The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge on the biology, rearing and production systems of the main species reared in Italy. A particular attention will be paid to fish quality and commercialization of the product.
Acquired skills:  At the end of the course the student will acquire the technical and scientific knowledge to identify the species farmed, to manage the production of an aquaculture and to evaluate fish quality and characteristics of products.
Course contents:  State of the art of the world aquaculture. Italian and European data. Systematic and biology of the most important fish species. Physic-chemical characteristics of water. Rearing cycle of the main fish species reared in Italy. Intensive aquaculture production: sea bream and sea bass. Nutrition and feeding of fish. Fish quality and commercialization of the product.
Program:  The aim of the course is to provide knowledge regarding rearing and production systems of fish. After the description of state of the art of the world aquaculture and the explanation of systematic and biology of the most important fish species, the main topics will be: characteristics of aquaculture systems, techniques and intensive farming of marine species (sea bass and sea bream), main activities in trout, eel and sturgeon farming, the production of mussel, quality and nutritional characteristics of fish and methodologies to determine quality and freshness of fish products.
Prerequisites:  Info not available
Preparatory instructions:  Info not available
Learning materials:  Notes and slides.

Tecniche di acquacoltura, M Saroglia e E Ingle, Edagricole, Bologna, 1992

Elementi di acquacoltura, G. Giordani e P. Melotti, Edagricole, Bologna, 1994.

Acquacoltura responsabile, S. Cataudella e P. Bonzi, Roma, 2002.
Other info:  Oral examination
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