Fish Farming

Training for Existing Employees

COURSE TITLE LENGTH COURSE SUMMARY TRAINING MODE Participants (max.)
1. Rules of Hygiene and Sanitation 20 hours This course provides students with the necessary knowledge to comply with hygiene and safety requirements. Particular emphasis is given to procedures related to cleaning and disinfecting equipment, obtaining eggs and healthy fish and managing sanitary installations and cleanout facilities. Asynchronous (5 h)
Synchronous (15 h)
7
2. Installation and Maintenance of Farming Systems 20 hours This course allows students to design small farming systems, to make the appropriate choices of equipment, water pipes, pumping and water treatment tools (filtration units, disinfection, oxygenation/degassing) and to understand the basics of assembling such equipment. Asynchronous (5 h)
Synchronous (15 h)
7
3. Optimizing Fish Growth 20 hours This course provides hands-on activities and case studies related to calculating performance indicators, analyzing water quality, sorting out fish, adjusting flow rates, rationing, measuring/reading temperatures, changing food, etc. This course also includes screening activities related to the development of disease. Water-analysis and instrument kits as well as dissection kits are provided during practical activities. Asynchronous (5 h)
Synchronous (15 h)
7
4. Initiation to Bio-filtration 20 hours This course introduces students to bio-filtration and issues concerning the successful packaging of a bio-filter. Exercises on the design of a bio-filter as well as on calculating its efficiency will help students make the right choices in terms of bio-filtration. Asynchronous (5 h)
Synchronous (15 h)
7
5. Computer Management of Production 1 20 hours This course focuses on computer tools elaborated by the students in order for them to monitor and manage production. These tools are created with Excel software. Measured variables relate, for example, to the growth of fish, to their diet as well as to the physical chemistry of water. Asynchronous (5 h)
Synchronous (15 h)
7

 

Basic Training for New-Comers

COURSE TITLE DURATION COURSE SUMMARY TRAINING MODE Participants (max.)
  • Fish Farming 101
55 hours This course familiarizes students with the job and its requirements, including the tasks to be performed and the biological knowledge required as well as with business operations and with the livestock systems involved. During the second part of the course, students will perform on-site practical activities related to measuring fish growth, feeding, sorting, transferring and transporting. Asynchronous1 (20 h): January to March
Synchronous2 (5 h): March
In-class3 (30 h): One (1) intensive week in March
7

1 Asynchronous training takes place via communication modes that do not require a simultaneous connection, but rather distant learning platforms for example. Learning activities take place at different times, according to each student.

2 Synchronous training is done in a group and in real time, either by web-conference, video-conference or other means.

3 In-class training is traditional and involves the use of a common space (classroom, laboratory).