Sustainable Aquaculture

CMM12 Elective Course 4 ECTS
Period 2 weeks 19.04.2021 - 30.04.2021
Instructor Dr. Peter Krost
Semester

Description

The course focuses on the interplay between aquaculture and the environment with a focus on principles and concepts related to the ecology of aquaculture. Different aquaculture systems and production methods will be examined. The major theme will be environmental aspects of aquaculture. This includes feed-stuff problems, alternative fish feed ingredients and IMTA approaches (Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture).

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, a student:

  • can compare different aquaculture systems, production methods, breeding programs.
  • can recognise common constraints involved in farming fish at different levels.
  • can describe the components and processes of aquaculture systems that interact with the environment.
  • can outline main regulations and typical environmental monitoring schemes.

Assessment

Instructor

Peter Krost graduated in 1986 with a Diploma (master's) in biology from the University of Kiel, Germany. In 1990 he finished his PhD in marine ecology at the Institute for Marine Science (IfM, today Geomar) in Kiel, with a thesis on the impact of bottom fisheries on seafloor geochemistry and benthos in the Western Baltic. From 1990 to 1992, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Mariculture in Eilat, Israel, studying environmental effects of fish farms on sediment and water quality in the Gulf of Aqaba. From 1992 to 1994, Peter Krost was researcher at IfM in Kiel again, and worked on the influence of sediment dredging and dredged material disposal on sediment biology and geochemistry.

In 1995, Peter Krost started, together with Christian Koch and Levent Piker, the company CRM, Coastal Research and Management; a company devoted to sustainable coastal development focusing on environmental impact assessments, sustainable aquaculture, and on the extraction of active substances from the sea. CRM started an algae farm in 1998 and has been running a mussel farm since 2010. Currently, Peter is heading the environmental impact study group, as well as of the aquaculture department.