Our specialist training has been created specifically for professionals working in industry and looking to boost their knowledge base. Working closely with our partners we have developed a series of short courses available to individuals or groups and all delivered 100% online.
We offers a growing list of specialist training modules designed to provide focussed training on a range of aquaculture production issues such as Health and Welfare, use of Cleaner Fish and Antibiotic Resistance. . These modules have between 1 – 6 hours of learning each and can be taken anytime to suit the individual/group.
Why not talk to us about the most suitable training for you and/or your organisation.
Interested in specialist training? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Food Chain: Tackling the Global Challenge of Antibiotic Resistance
Created specifically for professionals working in the global food industry, the Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Food Chain online course will equip course participants with the knowledge and skills needed to make a meaningful contribution to the problem of antibiotic resistance – an issue described as one of ‘the greatest challenges facing humanity’.
Antimicrobial Resistance is one of the key global concerns of our time, affecting animal health, human health, food security and farming practices in all regions. The roles of food industry professionals are highly critical in controlling the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals, and therefore mitigating the risks of AMR emergence. By setting policy on antibiotic stewardship for food supply chains, we have the opportunity to drive responsible antibiotic usage in millions of food-producing animals.
How resistant bacteria emerge and spread
Measurement of medicine usage in food-producing species
Animal welfare dimensions of antibiotic resistance
How you can act as an ‘agent of change’
Features and Benefits
Relevant to antibiotic stewardship in all food animals, including terrestrial and aquatic species
Interactive tasks, videos, quizzes and assignments encourage greater depth of learning
Expert contributions from international leaders in the field from academia, research, industry and policy backgrounds
Includes additional interactive learning activities
A dedicated online forum for participants
Participants can study either face-to-face or via distance learning
Cleaner Fish: Biology rearing and farm deployment
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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Wrasse species, biology, reproduction, diet and fisheries
Rearing ballan wrasse
Wrasse deployment in salmon pens
The biology of lumpfish (lumpsucker) Cyclopterus lumpus
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
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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Tel: 01463 717 774
Courses are delivered 100% online
Individual: £295 + VAT
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Groups: Enquire to FVG
The Health and
Welfare of Atlantic Salmon
The course is an RSPCA recognised fish welfare course.
Scotland is the third largest producer of salmon in the world with a production target of 210,000 tonnes by 2020. Over 2,400 people are employed in this industry which contributes £600 million to the economy at farm gate prices. It is vital that fish farm operatives who are responsible for these farmed fish are trained in the health and welfare aspects relevant to their roles. This will help to ensure that fish are free from disease and suffering whilst at the same time promote good productivity and comply with legislation.
Feeds and feeding
The environment and fish welfare
Health and veterinary health planning
Management and husbandry practices
Killing and flesh quality
Features and Benefits
Students can study on any device with internet access
Interactive exercises and on-farm videos help aid learning
Questions after each module test understanding
Course certificates are available after successful completion of all the modules
Optional practical sessions covering sea-lice counting, gill scoring etc. are available at an additional charge
Continued support after completion of the course, including telephone support and guidance
Reduction in costs to companies – no travel expenses or time off work
Taught by experts with broad and extensive knowledge of fish farming
Continued updates, including extra material, webinars and discounts on other courses
Allows fish farming companies to demonstrate compliance with training requirements for a number of fish farm certification schemes
Based on RSPCA-recognised FishVet Group face to face training courses