OVERVIEW

The Graduate Program in Aquaculture and Fisheries of the Fisheries Institute (PPGAP-IP) is linked to the Secretariat of Agriculture and Supply of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, and aims to empower scientifically and technologically high-level professionals in Aquaculture and Fisheries. Recommended by CAPES since 2004, PPGAP-IP aggregates aquaculture and fisheries in the same program, directed both to marine and inland environments. The course is taught at the Fisheries Institute headquarters (city of São Paulo), as well as in its other units in the State of São Paulo.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

Biologists, agronomic engineers, fisheries engineers, oceanographers, animal scientists, veterinarians and also other university degree holders who aim to develop activities related to the areas of course concentration.

 

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

AQUACULTURE
Research lines:

  • Rearing Techniques of Aquatic Organisms
  • Reproduction and larviculture of aquatic organisms
  • Aquaculture Sustainability

 

FISHERY
Research lines:

  • Fisheries assessment
  • Population dynamics
  • Aquatic ecology 

 

DIDACTIC REGIME

Level: Master "Stricto Sensu"

Duration: at least 12 and at most 24 months

Required credits in subjects: 24

Credits attributed to dissertation: 72

Selective process: Continuous selection

 

GRADUATE COMMITTEE

Quadrennium: 2017-2020
General Coordinator: Katharina Eichbaum Esteves
Vice-coordinator: Cláudia Maris Ferreira Mostério
Dean: Marcelo Barbosa Henriques 
Coordinator of the Aquaculture Area: Eduardo Gomes Sanches
Coordinator of the Fisheries Area: Acácio Ribeiro Gomes Tomás

 

 

INSTRUCTORS

 

PERMANENT INSTRUCTORS

 

Acácio Ribeiro Gomes Tomás – Fisheries Institute - SAA - SP
Specialties: Fisheries biology (groundfish and mollusks); Dynamics of fisheries fleets; Estuarine fisheries.
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Alberto Ferreira de Amorim - Fisheries Institute - SAA - SP
Specialties: Fisheries biology (fish).
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Antonio Olinto Ávila da Silva - Fisheries Institute - SAA - SP
Specialties: Fisheries biology (groundfish); Assessment of fish inventories; Dynamics of fisheries fleets; Structure of communities.
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Cláudia Maris Ferreira Mostério - Fisheries Institute - SAA - SP
Specialties: Frog culture; Ecotoxicology; Pathology of aquatic organisms.    
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Edison Barbieri – Fisheries Institute – SAA – SP
Specialties: Ecophysiology: Interactions between marine organisms and environmental parameters and ecotoxicology of aquatic organisms.
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Eduardo Gomes Sanches– Fisheries Institute – SAA – SP
Specialties: Marine fish reproduction.
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Fábio Cop Ferreira – Federal University of São Paulo – Institute of Sea Sciences
Specialties:Quantitative ecology, dynamics of communities and monitoring of fish biodiversity of coastal ecosystems.
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Helcio Luis de Almeida Marques - Fisheries Institute - SAA - SP
Specialties: Inland and marine carciniculture; Ecology and rearing of mollusks and marine bivalves.
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Katharina Eichbaum Esteves - Fisheries Institute - SAA - SP
Specialties: Ecology of inland fish.
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Leonardo Tachibana - Fisheries Institute - SAA - SP
Specialties: Nutrition of inland fish.
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Marcelo Barbosa Henriques - Fisheries Institute - SAA - SP
Specialties: Applied socioeconomics to aquaculture; Marine and estuarine malacoculture.
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Maria José Tavares Ranzani Paiva - Instituto de Pesca - SAA - SP
Specialties: Pathology of aquatic organisms; Hematology.
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CONTRIBUTING INSTRUCTORS

Evandro Severino Rodrigues - Fisheries Institute - SAA - SP
Specialties: Fisheries biology (crustaceans)
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Jocemar Tomasino Mendonça- Fisheries Institute - SAA - SP
Specialties: Marine and estuarine fisheries, mainly monitoring, assessment and management of fisheries resources.
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Paula Maria Gênova de Castro Campanha - Fisheries Institute - SAA - SP
Specialties: Fisheries resources; Dynamics of fisheries activities; Inland small-scale fisheries; Geographic differentiation of fish.
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DISCIPLINES

DISCIPLINES IN AQUACULTURE AREA

IPA-001 - BASIC CONCEPTS IN AQUACULTURE

Head: Leonardo Tachibana
Workload: 4 credits (60 class hours)
Summary: Brief presentation of the different types of inland and marine aquaculture with emphasis on sustainable development and spatial planning of the activity, presenting at the same time concepts about environment and aquaculture legislation and technical transfer of elaboration and evaluation of technical and economic projects.

 

IPA-003 - BIOLOGY OF SHRIMP(PRAWN) PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Head: Hélcio Luis de Almeida Marques
Workload: 4 credits (60 class hours)
Summary: Explanation of techniques related to shrimp rearing systems (marine and fresh water), considering all developmental stages (breeding, hatchery and re-rearing), emphasizing aspects of zootechnical management and scientific studies, developed for data collection aimed at the improvement of rearing techniques and establishment of measures for the compliance of the activity with the concepts of self-sustainability.

 

IPA-004 - PRODUCTION SYSTEMS OF MARINE BIVALVES

Head: Hélcio Luis de Almeida Marques
Workload: 3 credits (45 class hours)
Summary: Study on rearing methods of mussels, oysters and pectinidae, addressing biological aspects related to rearing systems in Brazil and in the world; methods of seed production in the laboratory and in artificial collectors; rearing structures, growth and production assessment; project design, planning and sustainability of rearing systems.

 

IPA-005 – CULTIVATION OF FROGS: ZOOTECHNICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS

Head: Cláudia Maris Ferreira Mostério
Workload: 3 credits (45 class hours)
Summary: Study on the biological, physiological and zootechnical aspects related to commercial production of frogs; rearing technologies; physical, food, and sanitary management in commercial frog culture; emerging diseases; concepts on development of  zootechnical and economic analysis projects, marketing and strategies to promote sustainable cultivation.

 

IPA-008 - MARINE FISH PRODUCTION SYSTEMS 

Head: Eduardo Gomes Sanches
Workload: 4 credits (60 class hours)
Summary: Study on biological processes related to reproduction and hatchery of marine fish, reproduction physiology, environmental factors that affect reproduction, species selection, choice of matrices, induced breeding, semen preservation, embryo and larval development, larvae rearing and cultivation of phyto-and zooplanktonic organisms used as food in hatcheries, while introducing concepts on juvenile rearing in tank-nets and water recirculation systems

 

IPA-009 - PATHOLOGY OF AQUATIC ORGANISMS

Head: Maria José Tavares Ranzani de Paiva
Workload: 4 credits (60 class hours)
Summary: Studies on aspects related to the pathology of aquatic organisms with emphasis on hematology, immunology, inflammatory response and toxicology methodologies including aspects of data collection and methods of analysis.

 

IPA-012 – ECOPHYSIOLOGY OF AQUATIC ORGANISMS

Head: Edison Barbieri
Workload: 4 credits (60 class hours)
Summary: Introduction to advanced concepts on interactions between aquatic organisms and the environment and adaptation mechanisms. Introduction to updated techniques in research on ecophysiology and bioenergetics.

 

DISCIPLINES IN FISHERIES AREA

IPP-001 – FISHING, SUSTAINABILITY AND FISHERIES SCIENCE 

Head : Acácio Ribeiro Gomes Tomás
Workload: 04 credits (60 class hours)
Summary: Fisheries Science as a knowledge that integrates the fishing activity, the structure, fisheries and population dynamics and stock assessment; social, economic and cultural aspects of small and large-scale fisheries; management and conservation options; its role as a tool in sustainable management of fisheries resources in different environments, and in some cases, fisheries management applied to different environments and regions and their evaluations.

  

IPP-004 - FISHERIES RESOURCES: INVERTEBRATES

Head: Evandro Severino Rodrigues and Acácio Ribeiro Gomes Tomás
Workload: 4 credits (60 class hours)
Summary: Emphasis on invertebrates as fisheries resources, especially crustaceans and mollusks. Includes studies on basic aspects of their life cycles and habitats, allowing the estimation of population parameters to ensure the sustainable fisheries as well as the evaluation prospects of demand and use.

 

IPP-009 – ECOLOGY OF FRESHWATER FISH

Head: Katharina Eichbaum Esteves
Workload: 4 credits (60 class hours)
Summary: Study on the main groups of freshwater fish from South America, collection and considerations on freshwater environments sampling methods; features of lotic and lentic environments and relation of the community with environmental factors; main organization patterns (life cycles, seasonal effects, trophic structure); structure of communities; impacting anthropogenic actions and case studies.

 

IPP-010 – METHODS AND TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO THE INTEGRATED STUDY OF INLAND FISHERIES

Head: Paula Maria Gênova de Castro Campanha
Workload: 4 credits (60 class hours)
Summary: Introduction  to topics and participatory tools used in the field to obtain data on inland fisheries (amateur and professional) in order to support the monitoring and sustainable management of the activity, integrating information on resources, the environment and fisherman/community. Provide the theoretical and practical basis about traditional and participatory assessment methods as useful tools in management of small-scale fisheries. Provide information and training in the decision-making processes about the management of fisheries in a participatory way. Involves the collection and analysis of bioecological data and fisheries, as well as social, economic and institutional-legal data.

 

IPP-012 - MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS APPLIED TO FISHERIES 

Head: Antonio Olinto Ávila da Silva
Workload: 4 credits (60 class hours)
Summary: Analysis of fisheries data by applying multivariate methodological tools. Exploratory data analysis. Data transformations. Matrices and measures of association. Hierarchical classification analysis. Non-hierarchical classification analysis. Comparison of groups and relationship with environmental data. Non-conditioned ordering (PCA, CA, PCoA, MDS), Canonical Ordering (RDA, CCA).

 

IPP-013 – FISHERIES ICHTHYOLOGY – BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

Head: Alberto Ferreira de Amorim
Workload: 4 credits (60 class hours)
Summary: Study on fish diversity in the marine environment under the effect of the different exploration systems, basic concepts of biology, physiology and ecology of fish.

 

IPP-014 – APPLIED FISHERIES ECOLOGY

Head: Acácio Ribeiro Gomes Tomás
Workload: 4 credits (60 class hours)
Summary: The course will cover basic concepts of ecology as well as the main uses of the various marine environments with a comprehensive approach to  abundance, biomass and density; use and application of ecological indexes, assemblages and guilds; transfer and energy balance, competition, trophic chains, resilience and adaptability, nursery, as well as relationships with anthropic activities, with emphasis on fisheries and interrelations.

 

IPP-015 – MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES

Head: Jocemar Tomasino Mendonça
Workload: 3 credits (45 class hours)
Summary:Introduction to fisheries techniques and their use for fisheries management. The course covers: Fisheries: definitions and types; state of the fisheries in the world and their characteristics; history of fisheries in the world; fisheries in Brazil and different environments;  theory and monitoring purposes; fisheries monitoring techniques; planning of monitoring; analysis of monitoring data; settlement schemes; presentation of data and their use in fisheries management; fisheries management systems.

 

DISCIPLINES COMMON TO BOTH FOCUS AREAS

IPC-003 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

Head: Paula Maria Gênova de Castro Campanha and Edison Barbieri
Workload: 2 credits (30 class hours hours-)
Summary: Study of specific topics of interest to the program, not addressed as typical disciplines, and taught by an invited professional, aiming to enrich or even complement the training of students.

 

IPC-004 – METHODOLOGY AND SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION 

Head: Marcelo Barbosa Henriques
Work load: 3 credits (45 class hours)
Summary: Studies the scientific thinking, discussing how to produce ideas and solve problems and factors that hinder science progress as well as the scientific method and the types of research; emphasis on the construction of a research project; data collection and processing; information and post-research steps (interpretation of results; preparation communication instruments of  knowledge diffusion of: papers, lectures, participation in scientific events and popularization of science). Discusses the prospect of demands and the direction for research projects aimed at technological innovation. The ‘WEB Qualis’ system and the assessment criteria in Animal Science and Fisheries Resources are discussed. Also analyses the documents required by the Qualification Program and the Dissertation Defense of the Graduation Program.

 

IPC-006 - SOCIOECONOMICS APPLIED TO FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

Head: Marcelo Barbosa Henriques
Work load: 4 credits (60 class hours)
Summary: Presentation of socioeconomic aspects used as tools in the analysis of the productive chains of inland and marine fisheries and aquaculture, integrating technical knowledge about the activity with the action of the stakeholders involved in the production process. Characterization of production systems; preparation of economic feasibility of projects; study of models of rural development and technical assistance in fisheries extension; technology diffusion mechanisms and discussion of public policies available for the productive sector.

  

IPC - 008 - HUMAN ECOLOGY

Head : Jocemar Tomasino Mendonça
Work load: 3 credits (45 class hours)
Summary: Introduction to the ethno-ecology of fisheries. General notion of distinct types of human societies and their transformations, relationships to nature, emphasizing fishing societies. Fishermen as an environment link with their characteristics of production and life styles. Description of human societies; approaches in human ecology, ecological and social systems and means of fisheries management and sustainability.

 

IPC - 009 - ECOLOGY OF ESTUARIES

Head: Edison Barbieri
Workload: 3 credits (45 class hours)
Summary: The discipline covers the relations and essential processes of environmental factors and the different effects on organization levels of living beings. It also presents methods to assess effects of environmental factors on cultivable organisms.

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