Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9104035322002Relationship Between The Aquatic Feeds and The EnvironmentElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Language of Instruction
Objectives of the Course
For the sustainability of improving aquaculture industry, studying and investigating the effects of feeds on the environment and their prevention as well as the effects of farms.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Asso Prof. Dr. Ali Yıldırım KORKUT
Learning Outcomes
1Learning all parameters necessary for sustainable aquaculture and interpretation of related data. Giving the skills for problem solving.
2Discussion on eutriphication and monitoring environmental impact measurement methods, learning related formula and indexes and interpretation.
3Wastes resulting from fish feeds and their effects on the environmental parameters and finding solutions for them.
4Using alternative feedstocks in fish feed depending on the fish species and doing a literature search and discussion on their effects on the environment.
5Information on the usage of feeds in aquaculture farms and their monitoring
6Learning mixed feeds and their plant and animal protein ingredients, in other words learning feedstocks
7Learning the nutritive properties, ingredients, and properties of non-nitrogen main materials of plant and animal based feedstocks of fish feed
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Required to succeed in Feed and Feed Production technology, Feeding techniques, and Environment classes
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
During this course, potential structure of aquaculture farms, their effects on the environment, fish feed used in aquaculture, their feedstocks, their nutritive value, their effects on the environment, monitoring methods, and problem solving skills 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.Information on feeds and feedstocks, raw materials
3Aquaculture areas, systems (inland, marine, estuarine etc), feeding methods, and info on ecosystem.Literature search (environment, aquaculture methods, feed ingredients)
4Properties of environment, environmental impacts because of aquaculture, Nitrogenous and Phosporus compounds, their cycle, info on their effects, and investigation of their properties Literature search (environmental impact, Nitrogen and phosphorus sources
5Methods for monitoring environmental impact values of aquaculture farmsLiterature search
6Data collection by monitoring and detection methods, calculation, and interpretation methods, and their improvementLiterature search
7Discussion on data collected by literature searchReport on literature search results
9Investigation on feed usage and conversion in species used in aquaculture, reasons of nutrients given into the environment upon feed utilization, their cycles, and impactsVisit to aquaculture plants and Laboratory analysis
10Impacts of industries other than aquaculture that use the water ecosystem on the environment and their evaluationVisit to farms (net cages, ponds), water sampling
11Discussion on previous studiesComplete the analyses of collected samples
12Evaluation of studies, interpretation, and discusssionPresentation of reports
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 3.Kocataş,A., 2002. Ekoloji, Çevre Biyolojisi. IV. Baskı.E.Ü. Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Yayın No:51, Ders Kitabı No: 20. 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. 3) Egemen,Ö., 2006. Su Kalitesi. VI. Baskı. E.Ü. Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Yayın No:14, İzmir
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
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Team/Group Work224
Project Preparation224
Project Presentation236
Individual Study for Homework Problems1410140
Individual Study for Mid term Examination2816
Individual Study for Final Examination2816
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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