Advanced Master in Aquatic Ressources Management and Aquaculture


This advanced master is part of the global problem of the food deficit. To cope with the growing demand for animal protein, fish is a prime candidate, both through rational management of inland and marine fisheries, but also in terms of aquaculture. Although marine and freshwater fisheries still provide the majority of the "protein-fish" input, it has been stagnant for 25 years at ± 90 million tonnes per year.

Freshwater fisheries, however, continue to grow but account for only 13% of total catches. On the other hand, the annual production of aquaculture - culture of animal and vegetable aquatic organisms - currently over 71 million tonnes (2013 statistics, excluding algae), continues to grow by 6% per year, and is a real sustainable alternative for the production of animal proteins. The global development of aquaculture covers a wide range of production modes, from the implementation of multiple forms of simple technologies suitable for developing countries to the most sophisticated biotechnologies in industrialized countries.

In order to ensure the long-term survival of this important economic sector in developing countries, optimized management of aquatic environments is necessary: ​​this requires better management of the quality of aquatic environments and natural stocks of fish. In order to answer this problematic, this one-year advanced master will address the many theoretical and practical aspects of these two complementary and growing disciplines. Organized in 2 parallel streams from the second quadrimester, it will allow either a high-level scientific training in the field of aquaculture sciences and living aquatic resources, or a more professional training in the field of production systems management. aquaculture and aquatic resources.


This 60ECTS theoretical and practical formation include in the 1st and 2nd quadrimesters,

1 module of basic courses (Systematics and anatomy of fish, shellfish and crustaceans - 2ECTS and Biostatistics - 3ECTS),

1 module of general specialization courses (Biological Bases of Aquaculture and Fisheries Science - 6ECTS, Diseases of fish and crustaceans - 2ECTS, Food and nutrition of fish and crustaceans - 3ECTS, Quality of products - 2ECTS, Management socio-economy and legal - 4ECTS);

and 1 course module on aquatic resources management (Ecology and production of aquatic systems - 8 ECTS and elements of aquatic ecotoxicology - 2ECTS).

In the 2nd quadrimester, the master includes 1 course module of aquaculture (Production system - 6ECTS, Aquaculture zootechnics - 5ECTS),

1 training module for bibliographic research (2ECTS) and the realization of a master thesis studies in the research orientation or development project of a fish farm in the applied orientation, leading to the writing of a manuscript and its oral presentation (15ECTS).

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