Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9104035142011Larval Crustacean Culture Technologies Elective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course, is to provide understanding of larval culture methods and techniques of commercially important crustacean species in aquaculture
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Gürel TÜRKMEN
Learning Outcomes
1Design hatchery facilities and technologies depending on species
2Explain commercially important crustacean species
3Identify, compare and explain larval stages of species
4Explain and compare larvae culture methods and techniques
5Explain live and artificial feeds used in larvea culture
6Determine nutritional requirement and explain feeding techniques depending on larval stages
7Explain counting, harvest and live transfer methods of larvae
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Commercially important crustacean species, Hatchery facility and technologies, Larval stages of species, Larvae culture methods and techniques, Live and artificial feeds used in larvae culture and feeding techniques, Larval counting, harvest and live transfer methods.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Commercially important crustacean speciesPresentation of commercially species
2Crustacean hatchery facilities and technologiesPresentation of hatchery
3Live and artificial feeds used in crustacean larvae culture and their caracteristicsExamination of live and artificial feeds
4Larval stages of penaeid shrimsExamination of larval stages
5Nutritional requirements in larval stage of penaeid shrimps and feeding techniquesCounting of plankton
6Methods and tecniques used in penaeid shrimps larvae culturePresentation of methods and tecniques
7MID-TERM EXAM
8Larval stages of lobster and crayfishExamination of larval stages
9Nutritional requirements in larval stage of lobster and crayfish and feeding techniquesPresentation of nutritional requirements and feeding techniques
10Methods and tecniques used in lobster and crayfish larvae culturePresentation of methods and tecniques
11Larval stages of crab and their nutritional requirementsPresentation of larval stages and nutritional requirements
12Methods used in crab larvae culture and feeding techniquesPresentation of methods and feeding techniques
13Methods of larva counting, harvest and live transfer in crustacean larvae culturePresentation of methods of counting, harvest and live transfer
14Presentation of term work Presentation of term work
15Presentation of term work Presentation of term work
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
FAO, 2003. Healt Managemant and biosecurty maintenance in white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) hatcheries in Latin America. FAO Fisheries Technical Pepers 450, Rome, 62p. FAO, 2007. Improving Penaeus monodon hatchery practices, Manual based on experience in India. FAO Fisheries Technical Pepers 446, Rome, 101p. Ghosh, S.K., Palanisamy, K., Pathak. 1994. Shrimp and Fresh Water Prawn Hatchery. NABARD, 87p. Nicosia, F. and Lavalli, K. , 1999. Homarid Lobster Hatcheries: Their History and Role in Research, Management, and Aquaculture, Marine Fisheries Review, 61(2): 57p Turkmen, G. 2000. Investigation on Economic Shrimp (Penaeus sp.) Species Larvae Production by using Japanese Methods, Aegean Universitry Research Fund, Project No: 1996/SÜF/09, 31p. Turkmen, G. 2003. Larval Development of the Grooved Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus Forskal, 1775) Under Laboratory Conditions, Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 3: 97–103 . Turkmen, G. 2003. Larvae Quality in Shrimp Culture, E.U. Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, 20(3–4), 575–578. Turkmen G. 2005. The Larval Development of Penaeus semisulcatus (de Hann, 1850) (Decapoda: Penaeidae), E.U. Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, 22(1–2), 195–199. Ozden, O. and G. Turkmen. 2002. The study on effects of three different live foods for the growth and survival rate of Mediterranean Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus Forskal) larvae at mysis stage,E.U. Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences , 19(1–2), 123–128. Vogt, G., Tolley, L., Scholtz, G. 2004. Life Stages and Reproductive Components of the Marmorkrebs (Marbled Crayfish), the First Parthenogenetic Decapod Crustacean. Journal Of Morphology 261:286-311.
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
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice10220
Laboratory428
Field Work144
Project Preparation2714
Project Presentation166
Criticising Paper5210
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading149126
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)236
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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