Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9104035211999Analyses and Lab Techniques Used in Fish DietsElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Sustainability of improving aquaculture industry depends not only on the farms, but also on the feed and species quality. In this respect analysis of feeds and feedstocks, and their quality control, evaluation and preparation of proper feeds and optimal improvement are required. In this course studies on quality production of feeds will be investigated.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Asso. Prof.Dr. Ali Yıldırım KORKUT
Learning Outcomes
1Learning mixed feeds and their plant and animal protein ingredients, in other words learning feedstocks
2Learning all parameters necessary for sustainable aquaculture and interpretation of related data. Giving the skills for problem solving.
3Learning the nutritive properties, ingredients, and properties of non-nitrogen main materials of plant and animal based feedstocks of fish feed
4Feed analysis methods, their practice, evaluation, and interpretation.
5Using alternative feedstocks in fish feed depending on the fish species and doing a literature search and discussion on their effects on the environment
6Discussion on eutriphication and monitoring environmental impact measurement methods, learning related formula and indexes and interpretation.
7Compulsory analysis methods for feedstocks and feeds, affect of these feeds on fish growth, production of quality meat
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Students are advised to succeed in Nutrition biochemistry, Feed and Feed Production Technology courses
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
During this course, feeds that are very important for aquaculture, their feedstocks, constituents, analysis methods, monitoring methods, determination of solutions, quality control in aquaculture for sustainability, and their practices will be given.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Introduction to the course, syllabus, purpose, methods that will be used.Meeting
2Aquculture, mixed feeds that are used, information on the feedstocks used in feed.Introduction to lab, materials, and equipments
3Determination of methods for feed material analysis, introduction to protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamin, mineral, moisture, dry material, their importance in practice and evaluationLiterature search
4Introduction to main nutrition groups such as amino acids, fatty acids, amines etc, their analysis methods, description and learningLiterature search (nutritive material search for aquacultured organisms)
5Microbiological analysis methods for feedstocks and feeds and their evaluationLiterature search (physical, chemical, microbiological and biological analysis methods)
6Discussion on data collected by literature searchReport on literature search results
7Repeat, evaluation of learning material, and interpretation techniquesEvaluation of report and interpretation
9Introduction to specific analysis methods, HPLC, GC etc, introduction to these analysis equipments, their operation, and interpretation of resultsUsing related equipments in the lab, analysis, and interpretation
10Methods and analysis for residue monitoring in feeds and feedstocks, their importance, evaluation and discussion of term projectsPlanning of a research unit for an optimal aquaculture farm and feed production facility
11GMO analysis in feeds and feedstocks, their importance , usage and info on their usageCompletion of analysis and interpretation
12Importance of quality control based certification programs such as ISO, HACCP for aquaculture, teaching their practice areas,Problem solving with TA
13Evaluation and discussionProblem solving with TA
14Term Project presentationsTerm Project presentations
15Term Project presentationsTerm Project presentations
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Korkut,A.Y., Hoşsu,B., Fırat,A.,2004. Balık Besleme ve Yem Teknolojisi II ( Laboratuvar Uygulamaları ve Yem Yapım Teknolojisi) IV.Baskı. E.Ü. Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Yayın No:54, Ders Kitabı No: 23. İzmir 2.Hoşsu,B., Korkut,A.Y.,Fırat,A.,2008. Balık Besleme ve Yem Teknolojisi II ( Laboratuvar Uygulamaları ve Yem Yapım Teknolojisi) VI.Baskı. E.Ü. Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Yayın No:50, Ders Kitabı No: 19. İzmir 1) New,B.,1987. Feed and Feeding of Fish and Shrimps. Aquaculture Development and Coordination Programme, ADCP/ REP/ 87/26, FAO,Rome 2) Cowey,C.B., Mackie,A.M.,Bell,J.G.,1985. Nutrition and Feeding in Fish.Academic Press.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Project Preparation224
Project Presentation224
Individual Study for Homework Problems14684
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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