Course: Commodities of Aquaculture

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Course title Commodities of Aquaculture
Course code KKZP/KA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Bedrníček Jan, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Smetana Pavel, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Jirotková Dana, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Characteristics, development, current trends, specifics of intensive breeding and outlook in freshwater and marine aquaculture. 2. Commodities of aquaculture in the cross-sectional spectrum of production and trade opportunities. 3. Commodities of regional aquaculture in Europe and major world aquaculture products. 4. Aquaculture products in human nutrition, their nutritional and biological value and consumption. 5. Freshwater fish. Sea fish. Characteristics of species usable in the food industry. 6. Marine molluscs and crustaceans. Cephalopods. Their preparation and transport. 7. Possibilities of processing and evaluating the production of freshwater and marine aquaculture. Main technological processes in processing important commodities. 8. Development of new products from fish raw materials, value-added products, utilization of waste products and their valuation. 9. Methods for determining the quality of aquaculture products. 10. Legislative security. Customs classification in the area of aquaculture commodities. 11. The EU Common Fisheries Policy. EU standards for fish products. 12. Trade measures and trends in fish trade. International Fisheries and Fisheries Agreements. 13. Competitiveness in the fisheries sector. Operational programs. 14. International organizations and management instruments. Common Fisheries Policy - CFP. FAO Fisheries Committees. Federation of European Producers in Aquaculture - FEAP.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Projection, Excursion
  • Preparation for credit - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 44 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to gain knowledge in freshwater and marine aquaculture, in commodities of regional aquaculture in Europe and also major world fisheries and aquaculture products. acquaint acquaint Acquinted students with the Czech and European legislative aspecrs in fisheries.
Students gain knowledge for a broader assessment of the quality and representation of the range of fish and other aquaculture products in the market. He/she will gain knowledge of business and technology in this sector.
Standard knowledge in biology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Knowledge of specific issues of fish flesh. Knowledge of market and quality assortment of fish and other aquaculture products.
Recommended literature
  • Dvořák, P., Pyszko, M., Velíšek, J., Líšková, Z. Andreji, J. Anatomie a fyziologie ryb. JU, FROV, 189 s. ISBN 978-80-87437-80-3.
  • Hartmanm, P., Bednářová, D., Mikl, R. Management akvakultury. Č. Budějovice, JU FROV, 202 s., 2012. ISBN 978-80-87437-39-1.
  • Morgan, G. R. Individual quota management in fisheries. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 371, Rome, 41 s., 1995.
  • Reichholf, J., Steinbach, G. Ryby. Euromedia Group, 2002.
  • Ruiter, A. Fish and fihery products. Composition, nutritive properties and stability. UK OXON, Cab Internnational, 1995.
  • Vácha, F., Buchtová, H. Komodity akvakultury. Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích, Zemědělská fakulta, 2005. ISBN 80-7040-758-1.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Products´ Quality (2017) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter