Unit Code: FIS701

Unit Title: Aquatic Animal Physiology & Reproduction

The Aquatic Animal Physiology and Reproduction Unit introduces students to the concept of physiology applied in fish reproduction for better and efficient spawning techniques in aquaculture. With the decline in world fish stocks, the knowledge of fish reproduction has become fundamental. Reproduction is an essential commitment to the future generation. It is also a continuous development process throughout ontogeny, requiring energetic, ecological, physiological, anatomical, biochemical and endocrinological adaptations. This Unit focuses on important issues affecting fish normal ways of reproductive development. It also concentrates on species adaptation in marine and the freshwater environment in terms of understanding osmoregulation function for maturation and spawning efficiency.