Cleaner Fish: Biology rearing and farm deployment

 10 hours
£395 + VAT
27th October
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FAI Academy

Course Tutor
Jim Treasurer

FAI Academy
Tel: +44 1865 790 880

Courses are delivered 100% online

Individual: £395 + VAT
Groups: Enquire

Course Description

This course gives an introduction to sea lice, the importance of control systems and management of them, describe the biology of wrasse, methods for rearing wrasse and for deployment, a review of the biology of lumpfish, rearing protocols for lumpfish and deployment methods, cleaner fish application in a number of countries, future expansion to other fish species, an examination of research requirements, and the economics of sea lice control and management systems.

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Course Content

This tutor guided course comprises the 12 modules listed below, alongside a number of recommended activities/readings. The course starts with a brief introductory webinar with the tutor, Jim Treasurer, at 2 pm on Wednesday 27th October. You are then able to take the course at your own pace over the next 3 – 6 weeks. There will be an online session, arranged at a time to suit, to allow participants to interact with the tutor and ask any questions. There will also be a wrap-up tutorial for those who wish to attend. The webinars/tutorials will be recored and posted to the course for those unable to make the live sessions. The course will also have a disucssion forum where questions can be asked and discussed. If you have any questions please feel free to contact at or Jim direct at


Sea Lice: Biology and Treatment
Wrasse species, biology, reproduction, diet and fisheries
Rearing ballan wrasse
Wrasse deployment in salmon pens
The biology of lumpfish (lumpsucker) Cyclopterus lumpus
Lumpfish rearing
Lumpfish health, welfare, transport and regulation
Deployment of lumpfish in salmon pens
Cleaner fish around the world
The cleaner fish business now and in the future
Cleaner fish concluding module

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Features and Benefits

Improved use, efficacy and welfare/sustainability of cleaner fish deployment. 

Improved welfare and indicating welfare indices measurement, reducing losses, optimising husbandry protocols, good vaccination and health management.

Learn the measures to conserve and manage fisheries and measure the abundance of wild cleaner fish.

Understand good practice transport techniques, the best nutrition, improving the stocking and management of cleaner fish in pens and promoting best stocking timing

Identify bottlenecks to production and deployment and how to alleviate these alongside improved practices.

Cleaner fish use is part of an IPM approach to sea lice management and this course helps to provide support and guidance on best practice.

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