Italy, Pisa

Aquariology: reproduction, breeding and care of fishes

when 16 June 2017 - 15 July 2017
language English
duration 5 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 1000

The course principal topics are:

- Aquaculture, livestock-breeding in fresh and salt water, reproductive physiology of: fish, crustaceans and mollusks, production of micro-algae and plankton, production of some sea grass Posidonia and Cymodocea, food and feeding, and knowledge of species with particular interest in aquarium;

- Veterinary, referring to the main pathology observed in aquarium animal species,

- Agricultural Economics, for the knowledge of the principles for the realization of main forms of enterprise and the characteristic of the aquarium industry market.

The course also includes an internship at the aquariums and the laboratory of the Museum of Natural History of the University of Pisa, where students can follow the ongoing activities by collaborating with the staff in the aquariums maintenance. During this period, students will have to prepare a final script that will be evaluated by the examination board at the end of the course.

Course leader

Prof. Paolo Berni

Target group

The Summer School is open to students and experts in aquaculture and aquariology, and it will offer a concrete opportunity to help professionals interested in trade aquarium products and reproduce aquatic organisms.

Course aim

The Summer School aims to train experts in the reproduction and breeding of various types of aquatic organisms: invertebrates (mollusks, crustaceans); fish (fresh and saltwater) plant (micro and macro algae, aquatic sea grass) with particular reference to the activity of aquariology.

Fee info

EUR 1000: Meals only included.

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