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BL4801 - Aquaculture and Fisheries

Academic year

2020 to 2021 (Semester 2, Semester 1)

Key module information

SCOTCAT credits

10

The Scottish Credit Accumulation and Transfer (SCOTCAT) system allows credits gained in Scotland to be transferred between institutions. The number of credits associated with a module gives an indication of the amount of learning effort required by the learner. European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are half the value of SCOTCAT credits.

SCQF level

SCQF level 10

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Availability restrictions

Not available to undergraduate students

Planned timetable

To be arranged.

This information is given as indicative. Timetable may change at short notice depending on room availability.

Module coordinator

Dr N Hazon

This information is given as indicative. Staff involved in a module may change at short notice depending on availability and circumstances.

Module Staff

Dr J A David

This information is given as indicative. Staff involved in a module may change at short notice depending on availability and circumstances.

Module description

This module provides an introduction to the global importance of aquaculture with fisheries industries worldwide. The module will compare both aquaculture and fishing industries with terrestrial, agricultural sources of food production. The global markets for aquaculture, fisheries and agricultural products will be assessed. The environmental interactions of aquaculture will be discussed with relation to the definition of, and development of, sustainable aquaculture practices. The principles of developing sustainable aquaculture in different global environments/conditions will be discussed.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews

2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

Re-assessment

3-hour Written Examination = 100% TBC

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact

Distance Learning : 4 hours of lectures (x 5 weeks) and 3 hours of tutorials ( x 3 weeks).