Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001003192014CAGE CULTURE TECHNOLOGYElective353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to make students aware technology of cage hatchery. In the first part, planning of cage systems will be explain. The second part included mechanization of cage systems. The course is illustrated by examples which are drawn from different areas.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Osman Ozden, Assist.Prof.Dr. Şükrü Yıldırım
Learning Outcomes
1Historical development of fish culture in net cages
2Fish species cultured in net ceges
3Net cage systems
4Periodic operations and equipments (boats, feed silos, feeding machines)
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Cage units, planning the cages, production planning, Site selection for cage culture, Nets, manufacturing materials for netting, equipping. feeding technology, Mooring systems floating and security technology, Sizing and harvesting technology.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Historical development of fish culture in net cagesliterature search for the course
2Fish species cultured in net cagesestablishment of net cage plan with its components ( anchor, chain, kink, collector, moorings, cage, net)
3Net cage systemsplanning of cage configurations depending on annual production
4Periodic operations and equipments (Boats, feed silos, feeding machine)Choice of accessory machines and equipments depending on the annual production
5Fingerling transfer into the net cagesFingerling counting methods and their confidence testing
6Feeding of fish from fingerling to market sizeIntegration of air-and water-blowing feeding systems into the net cages
7Midterm exam
8Net changes in net cage systems and control of the mooring system net change demonstrations on cages
9Monitoring of cages and nets by scuba divers and underwater repairrepair of net cages via plastic clamps or partial patch
10Vaccination and bathing of fishDemonstration of injection on fish and bathing via dipper
11Sizing of fish in net cagesVideos of sizing of fish
12Harvest of dead fish in net cagesVideos of collection of dead fish and their removal
13Harvest of fish in net cagesUnderwater and above-water videos of harvest
14Visit to a net cage farmBrain-storming on improvement of operations in net cages and question-answer
15An interview with an experienced fisheries engineerBrain-storming on problems and solutions for net cages and questions-answer
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Beveridge, M.C.M.., 1987. Cage Aquaculture. Fishing News Boks Ltd., 1. Long Garden Walk Farnham, Surrey, England, p 355. Beveridge, M.C.M.., 1988. Pisciculture en cage et enclos. FAO technique sur les peches (No: 255), Rome, p.126. Huguenin, J.E. and Ansuin, F.J., 1978. A review of the technology and economics of marine fish cage system. Aquaculture, Vol:15 pp. 151-170.
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
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14114
Report Preparation3412
Criticising Paper122
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading5210
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)83
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