In the present study cycle we aim to provide the students with advanced training in the area of Aquaculture. The Master’s course therefore seeks to apply current knowledge of modern and sustainable aquaculture, biologic concepts in nutrition, reproduction among others, planning and production and management of aquaculture facilities. The Aquaculture Master provides students with a logical sequence of learning that allows the acquisition of skills to perform the R&D, creation of new companies and coordination functions or direction in aquaculture companies. The structure of this course is divided into two distinct phases. Initially it provides a solid education that will allow the acquisition of skills in specific areas of aquaculture, lasting two semesters. The teachers involved, consisting mainly of PhD are a guarantee of and advanced quality and appropriate to the target level for a Master degree.
Production Techniques 3.1. Auxiliary crops 3.2 Algae production 3.3 Marine and freshwater fish production 3.4 Invertebrate production: bivalve molluscs, echinoderms and crustaceans 3.5 Production of ornamental organisms 3.6 Cultivation of new species
Sustainable aquaculture 4.1 European guidelines for the development of sustainable aquaculture 4.2. Integrated multitrophic aquaculture 4.3 Recirculation systems in aquaculture
Environmental impact 5.1 Environmental impact of aquaculture 5.2 Production techniques for aquatic organisms that minimize environmental impacts 5.3 Technologies and tools available for the reduction of waste from effluents 5.4 Planning environmentally friendly solutions: case studies
C1. Cycles, vital strategies and adaptive character of cultivated species C2. Growth and maintenance of species in aquaculture C3. The endocrine system and hormonal control of nutr ient metabolism 3.1 Chemical messenger concept and regulation mechanisms of chemic al mediators 3.2 Functional organization of the endocrine system 3.3 Hormonal control of nutrient metabolism C4. Sensory physiology, chemoreceptors in invertebrates and in fish; photoreception C5. Water and salt balance in aquatic animals C6. Circulation and Breathing 6.1 Circulation. Concepts, needs and functions 6.2 Respiratory pigments and gas transport 6.3 Breathing gills and skin breathing in aquatic animals
Food Biology 1.1 Feeding in the aquatic environment 1.2 The digestive system and nutrition of molluscs and crustaceans 1.3 The digestive system and the digestive physiology of fish 1.4. Basic aspects of metabolism 1.5 Digestion and digestibility: Key aspects in fish nutrition
Nutritional needs 2.1 Protein requirements of essential amino acids 2.2 Essential fatty acid requirements 2.3 Energy needs 2.4 Determination of nutritional needs
Ingredients of a feed 3.1 Protein and energy ingredients in animal feed 3.2 Alternative sources of protein and lipids 3.3 Feed formulation 3.5 Feed production
Food 4.1 Feeding systems 4.2 Feeding strategies and plans 4.3 Evaluation of growth and nutritional effectiveness
Aquaculture Nutrition Research 5.1. Advances in nutrition and feeding of fish and invertebrates 5.2 Experimental design in research trials in nutrition
Location of an aquaculture facility: on land and open sea facilities
Design of fish and invertebrate installations 2.1 Hatchery, nursery and grow out 2.2 Dimensioning the installations 2.3 Elements that integrate the installations 2.4 Water collection and treatment 2.5 Auxiliary structures
Equipment needed for each installation
Production planning 4.1 Production plan: batches and tanks or necessary structures 4.2 Production costs 4.2.1 Costs of facilities and equipment 4.2.2 Feeding costs 4.3 Stock management alternatives
National and international challenges 1.1 Circular Economy and European Ecological Pact 1.2 Digitization of productive sectors 1.3 Integrated aquaculture and bio-economy
Technological innovation at value chain level 2.1 Hatchery 2.2 Production 2.3 Capture and processing
Production trends in aquaculture 3.1 Production systems on land 3.2 Coastal aquaculture 3.3 Offshore aquaculture
Disruptive Technologies in Aquaculture 4.1 Monitoring and remote action 4.2 Artificial intelligence and blockchain in aquaculture 4.3 Intelligent management of the production process
Aquaculture production for non-food purposes 5.1 Ornamental Aquaculture 5.2 Ecological recovery and restoration of production capacity 5.3 Research and climate change
Entrepreneurship and innovation in aquaculture 6.1 Business ideation and acceleration processes in the aquaculture sector 6.2 Technology platforms to support entrepreneurship 6.3 Support and financing start-ups
the importance of biotechnology in aquaculture and its impacts.
The genetic variability in aquaculture and the physical bases of heredity. Quantitative genetics and principles of fish improvement. Genetic markers for identification of phenotypic characteristics in aquaculture. Quantification of genetic variability and statistical distributions. Heritability, types of selection and types of crossing (experimental design).
Molecular tools for diagnosis of viral and bacterial diseases.
Applications of genetic engineering in aquaculture: DNA construction; methods of gene transfer in fish; detection of integration and transgenic expression; results of genetic engineering technology in fish, regulation of GMOs; ethical aspects.
Holders of a degree or legal equivalent in the area of Marine Biology and Biotechnology, and related areas;
Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a state according to this process in the area of Marine Biology and Biotechnology, Biology and related areas;
Holders of a foreign degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the ScientificTechnical Council of ESTM in the area of marine biology and biotechnology or related areas;
Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curricula who is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTM.
State: Accredited Nº years of Accreditation: 6 Dateof Publication: 06-10-2015 A3ES Accreditation