BT3115 - Primary production - Aquaculture and Fisheries


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Term paper 40/100
School exam 60/100 3 hours A

Course content

The students will gain an overview of the fishery and aquaculture industry in the word and more detailed in the Nordic countries. Within fishery topics will include overview over relevant species, nutrient chains; fishing seasons; fishing gears function, optimal use, affect fish quality on quality; fishing vessels; initial fish processing, on shore or at sea; by catch/by product handling; regulations, quotas and international agreements; structural changes in the fish industry and sustainable fishery.

Learning outcome

The requirement for fish and seafood in the world is increasing. This can either be harvested from the sea in traditional fishery or it can be produced through aquaculture. These are complex systems and productions that may interfere with each other and the surrounding environment. The overall aim of the course is to give the students the necessary basic information about fishery and aquaculture. This should be seen in an overall view, so the students are able to critically evaluate the factors which are important for a sustainable growth in the industry. A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to: - discuss advantages and disadvantages with the two aquatic food primary production systems, fishery and aquaculture - discuss important factors for performing a sustainable fishery and a sustainable aquaculture

Learning methods and activities

Lectures (110h), exercises (8h), project work (85h). Language of teaching is English, and the exam will be given in English only. The course is offered as e-learning, lectures will be given as podcasts. There will be a web meeting every week to discuss the content of the lectures and to discuss the exercises given in the lectures.

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on partial assessment. The final grade is based on written exam (60%) and term paper (40%). For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken.

Course materials

Will be given at the start of the course

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Aqua Culture
  • Biotechnology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biotechnology and Food Science


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Term paper 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 60/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Term paper 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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