Sustainable Aquaculture

CMM12C Elective Course 4 ECTS
Period -
Instructor Dr. Peter Krost


This course focuses on the interactions that take place between aquaculture and the environment by looking into the principles and concepts relevant to the ecology of aquaculture. Different aquaculture systems and production methods will be examined. The major theme will be environmental aspects of aquaculture, such as feed-stuff problems, alternative fish feed ingredients and IMTA approaches.


At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • understand different aquaculture systems, production methods, breeding programs, as well as the common constrains involved in farming fish at different levels;
  • describe the components and processes of aquaculture systems that interact with the environment;
  • outline main regulations and typical environmental monitoring schemes, and understand the importance of public perception for aquaculture activities.