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Classroom Based Training

Fish Welfare

Duration: One Day

This course combines technical  sessions with an interactive case study based approach. 
Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the development of fish welfare and the legislation that protects farmed fish
  • How fish welfare impacts on the handling and husbandry of farmed fish from egg to slaughter
  • The role of health planning in maintaining the welfare of fish throughout the production cycle
  • Understanding the importance of fish welfare at slaughter and how best practice affects end product quality
  • Development of welfare indicators that can be applied throughout the production cycle

The course will provide participants with the tools to further develop and implement welfare best practice on the farm. 

The RSPCA standard for farmed Atlantic salmon states that all staff working with stock must have attended a recognised fish welfare course in order for farms to comply with the standard. Our course is RSPCA recognised, allowing farm, harvest and transport operations to become fully compliant with the RSPCA standard.

"It was a unanimous vote; the FVG Fish Welfare course was very worthwhile and a great success. Everybody took something major from it and it is something that we will be keen to continue with in the future." AQUASCOT
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Continuing education and training programs allow aquaculture businesses to remain at the forefront of a growing industry

Cleaner Fish Health & Management

Duration: One Day

This course provides attendees with current state of knowledge regarding the husbandry and health of wrasse and lumpfish used as biological sea lice  control on salmon farms.
Topics covered include:

  • Basic anatomy and physiology of cleaner fish
  • Best practice management of cultured and wild cleaner fish
  • Diseases of cleaner fish
  • Best practice sampling of cleaner fish, what to take, how to collect it, how many to sample and what to do with samples to maximise diagnostic value
  • Cleaner fish welfare — why it is important to ensure good welfare of cleaner fish species on salmon farms

This course can be tailored to incorporate practical training in cleaner fish handling and sample collection. 

Gill Health

Duration: Half Day
In this course participants are introduced to normal gill structure and function, gross and microscopic appearance of healthy gills and the physiological implications of gill damage.

The major causes of gill disease will be discussed, along with the microscopic and gross pathology associated with each of these diseases. How this pathology might affect stock management procedures, e.g. bath treatments will also be covered.

Participants will be taught how to accurately describe gross gill pathology to improve health recording practices.

The session will end with a discussion around management of gill health on salmon farms.
This course can be combined with the practical gill health assessment course and delivered on-site.

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Our veterinary surgeons and biologists bring their years of experience into the classroom to deliver high quality training courses.

Freshwater Health & Disease

Duration: One Day

Basic principles of fish health, disease  and biosecurity as they apply to salmonids in freshwater systems will be introduced.
The major freshwater disease challenges facing the industry will be discussed and participants will be given strategies to use in order to reduce the risk of disease outbreak on farms and minimise losses  in the face of a disease outbreak. 

The implications of health challenges experienced in early production for populations of fish as they progress through the production cycle will also be covered in this course.

Marine Health & Disease

Duration: One Day

Basic principles of fish health, disease and biosecurity as they apply to salmonids in the marine environment will be introduced.

The major disease challenges affecting salmon during their time at sea will be discussed and participants will be given strategies to use in order to reduce the risk of disease outbreak on farms  and minimise losses in the face of  
a disease outbreak.

The implications of health challenges experienced in the marine environment on final product quality will also be covered in this course.

Want to enrol on one of our courses? Call 01463 717774
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