Fish wellbeing and seafood safety and quality

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

ECTS
4

PRODUCTION
ENVIRONMENT

Animal health
University of the Basque Country

Synopsis

General overview of the impact of environmental and breeding conditions on the safety/quality of seafood, both in fisheries and in aquaculture.

Content

1. Fish welfare and seafood safety: introductory remarks
2. Factors affecting fish wellbeing and seafood safety/quality: fish nutrition; exercise; parasites and pathogens; veterinary treatments; environmental effects; and interactions between pollutants and nutrients
3. Fish wellbeing and seafood safety/quality assessment: analytical tools; legal framework; monitoring fish wellbeing in aquaculture systems; surveillance for seafood safety/quality; and seafood and human health
4. Emerging risks and climate change

Pre-requisites

NONE

Aims

Aims at providing a general view of the impact of environmental conditions, pollutants, climate change and breeding conditions on the safety, quality and biochemical composition of seafood and at providing knowledge suitable to be applied to farming practices and to seafood safety.

Objectives

1. know the foundations of fish welfare and seafood safety.
2. understand how diverse factors affect fish wellbeing and seafood safety/quality.
3. know methods and regulations under the legal framework of animal care, seafood safety/quality and human health.

Key skills acquired

At the end of the Unit the student should be able to find relevant information including updates in laws and regulations and Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF); and become familiar with the seafood production system and the introduction, control and elimination of undesirable substances from theseafood production chain.

Bibliography

DELIVERED DURING THE COURSE

Assessment

* WRITTEN EXAMINATION (50%)
* PRACTICAL EXAMINATION (50%)

* INTENSIVE COURSE
* COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE
* 60 h OF PERSONAL WORK INCL.

Involved teachers

I MARTINEZ H EGUIRAUN

Contact hours

lectures
20

practicals
6

seminars
6

computerclass
4

fieldwork
4

other
0