Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001003082014MARINE FISH CULTURECompulsory364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is understanding of culture techniques and systems for marine fish production in detail
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Kürşat FIRAT, Prof. Dr. Şahin SAKA
Learning Outcomes
1Ability to understand of production systems of marine fish culture
2Ability to use of lagoons area for marine fish culture
3Ability to use of land based ponds for marine fish culture
4Ability to describe suitable marine fish species for aquaculture
5Ability to control broodstock, egg and culture conditions management and ability to interfere to system if necessary
6Ability to control larval, weaning and on-growing stage and ability to interfere to system if necessary
7Ability to understand of properties and techniques for growth stages
8Ability to evaluate basic production protocols and problems
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In this course, historical outline of marine fish culture both in whole world and in our country, basic criteria for selection of species for culture, recent culture techniques, marine fish culture in earthen ponds and lagoons, broodstock management, egg incubation, larval rearing, weaning, on-growing and sea cage stages, also detailed knowledge about these systems will be described
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Description of marine fish culture; historical outline and current status of marine fish culture in the world, Mediterranean countries and TurkeyMeeting
2General properties of selected marine fish species for aquacultureVideo and slide show about aquaculture facility
3Description of rearing techniques for marine fish cultureVideo and slide show about production area
4Using of lagoon systems for marine fish cultureVideo and slide show about lagoons area
5Land based aquaculture for marine fishVideo and slide show about land based aquaculture facility
6Biological requirements of marine fish species for aquaculture IExamination of fish samples I
7Biological requirements of marine fish species for aquaculture IIExamination of fish samples II
8Midterm examEvaluation
9Broodstock management in marine fish cultureExamination of broodstock unit
10Incubation period in marine fish cultureExamination of incubation unit
11Larval period in marine fish cultureExamination of larval unit
12Weaning and on-growing stages in marine fish cultureExamination of weaning and on-growing unit
13Cage culture period in marine fish cultureVideo and slide show about facilities
14General production protocols for marine fish culture IVideo and slide show about production
15General production protocols for marine fish culture IIVideo and slide show about production
16Final examEvaluation
Recommended or Required Reading
Prepared course note for marine fish culture Alpbaz, A.G. 1990. Marine Fish Rearing. E.Ü. Su Ür. Y.O. No:20 Bornova/Izmir Beveridge, M.C.M. 1987. Cage Aquaculture. Fishing News Books Ltd. Farnham, Survey, England. Shepherd, C. J., Bromage, N.R. 1995. Intensive Fish Farming. Blackwell Science Ltd. Candan, A., Karataş, S., Küçüktaş, H., Okumş, İ. 2007. Marine Aquaculture in Turkey. Türk Deniz Araştırmaları Vakfı. Beykoz, Istanbul. Kunz-Ramsay, Y. 2004. Developmental Biology of Teleost Fishes. Springer. Ottolenghi, F., Silvestri, C. Giordano, P., Lovatelli, A. and New, M.B. 2004. Capture Based Aquaculture. FAO, Rome, 2004. Course Note:
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
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Field Trip2816
Self Study248
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Reading144
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)111
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