Aquaculture 4 ECTS
|CMM12||Elective course||4 ECTS|
|Period||V24 - V25||11.06.12 - 22.06.12|
|Instructor||Benedict J. Colombi|
DescriptionThis course is a survey of basic issues and concepts in aquaculture and regional fish farming techniques (i.e. salmon, cod). The major theme will be to explore the relationship(s) (i.e. biological, cultural, political, and economic) between industrial agriculture and aquaculture practices, using integrated case studies from local to global, historical to contemporary perspectives. A central issue will be to explore the environmental and social significance of aquaculture. We will also consider specific issues such as: the organization of production, distribution, and consumption; environmental and cultural sustainability; the cause of growth and economic change; the significance of food production, capitalism, and industrialization, and the use of different forms of energy, and labor; and most recently, economic globalization and industrial fish farming practices.
Finally, we will evaluate different approaches to understanding aquaculture and regional fish farming techniques and make cross-cultural comparisons to assess the human-environmental effectiveness of each type of economic development.
Learning outcomesAt the end of the course, students will be able to:
- understand of how fish farm is operated
- explain what state-of-the-art farming/breeding programs are used
- explain what common constrains are involved in farming fish
- outline main regulations and typical environmental monitoring schemes
Guest lecturerÓlafur I. Sigurgeirsson, Assistant Professor in Aquaculture at Hólar University College.
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