Aquaculture in Southern Europe: Basic and Applied AspectsExternal

Activity Overview

Type: Capacity building and training
, Type: Course
Start Date: July 3, 2017
End Date: July 7, 2017
Host: UCA
Venue: Cadiz, Spain
Website: Aquaculture in Southern Europe: Basic and Applied Aspects webpage

Application/registration deadline: June 3, 2017
Registration website:

Aquaculture is practiced in all types of existing aquatic environments, from marsh ponds and estuaries to rivers, lakes and the sea. In the Southwest of Spain, aquaculture activity is mainly located in natural earthen ponds, using the existing “salinas” after a necessary adaptation for fish production. As occurs with the marine environment, it is necessary to have a thorough knowledge of the land‐based ecosystems in which the aquaculture production process is to be developed. In addition, it is essential to know the physiological characteristics of the cultured species under these environments in order to promote a responsible and sustainable aquaculture activity.

This course will cover different aspects of the aquaculture activity in marsh ponds, focusing on the differential characteristics in these environments, the ecological impacts, and the physiological and welfare issues of the cultured species (nutrition, stress, immunology, osmoregulation, etc.).