|Responsible unit:||Aquatic Production|
|Course/CS Responsible:||First Cycle Degree (BSc) in Aquatic Sciences|
|Acronym||No. of Students||Study Plan||Curricular Years||Credits UCN||Credits ECTS||Contact hours||Total Time|
|LCMA||35||Oficial Plan 2018||3||-||5||49||135|
|José Fernando Magalhães Gonçalves|
|José Fernando Magalhães Gonçalves||2,85|
|Rosália Maria Pereira de Oliveira e Sá||0,14|
|Rosália Maria Pereira de Oliveira e Sá||0,42|
|José Fernando Magalhães Gonçalves||7,57|
Currently, culture of aquatic organisms for direct consumption, stock enhancement, or other purposes is the fastest growing and diversified sector of livestock production. The purpose of this course is to develop in students a capacity to design, produce, evaluate, sustain, use and manage commonly used culture systems and to become familiar with the handling alternatives that are essential requirements in the profitability of these investments. Emphasis is placed in responsible selection and safe use of materials, equipment and techniques of fish handling and students will have the opportunity to conduct hands-on activities associated with the practical aspects of aquaculture. Trips to industries and government organizations will expose students to different culturing techniques.
Students will be able to: use interdisciplinary information to understand the necessary balance between human activities and the environment over time; know the constructive processes in aquaculture, their fields of application and their limitations; describe basic culture methodologies, common problems and solutions of commercially important species; demonstrate competence with the most relevant forms of aquaculture management; recognize conditioning factors and how they can be manipulated; know how to develop technologies and / or strategies before and after, capture and handling to ensure the highest quality in aquaculture products; know how to select the most appropriate form and / or equipment to perform each task while maintaining the code of good practice and the basic rules of hygiene, sanitation and safety.
1 - Aquaculture: State of the art and future trends
2 - Methods in the design of a fish farm
3 - Handling and inventory methodologies for aquatic animals (manual and automatic vaccination, blood and tissue collection, tagging (CWT, VIE, VIA, PIT), imaging techniques and surgical implants and sutures, semen criopreservation and egg collection and fertilization)
4 - Aquarium techniques and professional applications
5 - Salmonids aquaculture
6 - Aquaculture project formulation and steps in the design and construction of fish farms
7 - Tank technology and water management
8 - Cage aquaculture
9 - Handling and animal welfare
10 - Harvesting techniques
11 - Fish and shellfish counting sizing and weighing
12 - Fish lifting and pumping
13 - Grading
14 - Live fish transport
15 - Fish sedation, anesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia
16 – Biosecurity in aquaculture
Theoretical lessons: Approach of themes will be covered in lectures supported by audiovisual media (video projection and slides) and a classroom whiteboard. Some lessons are previously recorded on a web platform (e-learning). Specific topics may be supplemented with guest speakers.
Theoretical-practical lessons: Solving of design, planning and management problems. Discussion of scientific articles relevant to the lecture theme.
Practical lessons: Focus on experimental work in ICBAS laboratories with execution of handling protocols and basic techniques in aquatic organisms. Visits to commercial fish farms and public institutions to provide field-based training in production aquaculture.
Note: Additional support outside the classroom, using the SIGARRA and MOODLE platform from University of Porto, providing static or dynamic information, for self-study and self-assessment.
|Defesa pública de dissertação, de relatório de projeto ou estágio, ou de tese||10,00|
|Trabalho prático ou de projeto||20,00|
|Elaboração de projeto||25,00|
|Frequência das aulas||49,00|
With 3/4 attendance in all classes.
A - Final exam: 60%; B - Creative homework (seminar/project): 20%; C - Oral presentation of the creative homework: 10%; D - Lab work: 5%; E - Attendance: 5%
Final score: A x 0.60 + B x 0.20 + C x 0.10 + D x 0.05 + E x 0.05. Minimum score to be achieved in the examination: 8.0 This criterion applies both to the normal and make-up exams.
Note: Exam (covers all themes lectures from the first to last class: combination of multiple choice, true or false, short answer and short-essay questions covering the all course and is closed-book, closed-notes). Failure to perform the creative homework imply the assignment of zero values to these elements of evaluation.
Management games (Productivity and profit). State-of-the-art manuscripts about aquaculture innovative equipment and/or technics are sometimes held.
Special tests required, for example, by the students union officers or students with disabilities, can be of different types, according to a model/type to be determined by the course coordinator.
Execution of a new final exam, keeping the grades of the remaining components.