Ecosystems and Health at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.
The path focuses on the importance of the interactions between farmed and native organisms, including how diseases and parasites are spread (salmon lice); interactions between native microbial communities and farmed hosts; the influence of water quality (e.g. toxic algae) on the health and welfare of farmed fish. The overall focus is normally on how the environment, or the ecosystem, may affect fish health, not on the effects of farming on the environment. Learning activities mainly include health, welfare and environmental issues for fish from larval to adult stages. NTNU currently has major involvements in research on health issues in marine fish farming and has a strong relationship with industry.