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We offer education and courses for those who are interested in fish, fishery, marine biology, limnology (freshwater biology) and aquatic ecology. Our courses are highly rated by our students and we provide several courses within SLU’s basic education (for a BSc or MSc) and graduate education (for a PhD) in environmental analysis and biology, specialising in ecology.

Basic and advanced education at SLU Aqua

Are you interested in environmental and sustainability issues and want to learn more about conservation and use of our seas, lakes and watercourses?

Our basic level course, ”Where have all the fishes gone? Sustainability perspectives on contemporary fisheries”, provides a broad overview of current and future challenges for sustainable fisheries.

Our advanced level courses ”Ecology for fish management and conservation” and ”Principles of fisheries science” receive high ratings from our students.  The two courses can preferably be taken together. In combination with one thesis project, they cover one whole academic year of fish studies.

Doctoral education

As our PhD candidate you work in ongoing research projects led by leading expert in fish and fisheries biology and you are a part of a dynamic and international research environment.

Teachers and students in classroom

Courses in fish monitoring

Test fishing counts as animal testing and requires a licensed education. SLU Aqua offers courses on fish monitoring techniques e.g. electro-fishing, multi-mesh gillnets, and trawling with hydroacoustics.

Electro fishing in stream

Course in fish tagging

Our courses in fish tagging are provided at the Fisheries Research Station at Älvkarleby. They cater to fish farms, county boards, municipalities and others who need to tag fish as a part of their activities. Note! Swedish page

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Published: 14 May 2024 - Page editor: teresa.soler@slu.se

Department of Aquatic Resources (SLU Aqua)

Head of Department: Noél Holmgren, +46 10-478 40 93
Vice Head of Department: Sara Bergek, +46 10-478 41 14
Press contact: Anneli Hofström,  +46 10-478 42 85

Delivery address: Department of Aquatic Resources, SLU, Ulls gränd 1, SE-756 51 Uppsala, Sweden