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Free fish health training course launched

Rob Fletcher
Rob Fletcher
17 November 2017, at 1:15pm

A new online programme designed to help train fish farm workers on the key issues surrounding health and welfare of farmed fish is now available for free.

The result of a two-year collaborative project, the Healthy Fish training programme is now ready to be used online via the open access Moodle platform. The programme was developed by a consortium led by the Spanish Fish Farming Association (APROMAR), with input from SGS TECNOS (Spain), the Italian Aquaculture Association (API), the Turkish University Dokuz Eylul University and the Croatian Chamber of Economy (CCE).

Healthy Fish project participants met in Valencia in October.
Healthy Fish project participants met in Valencia in October.

It was funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme, and backed by Skretting and INVE Aquaculture, in order to develop a training program standardized at European level for the aquaculture sector, which includes training modules for the qualification of fish farming professionals and the training content required to train farm staff in fish health and welfare skills, as well as the physical-chemical control of fish.

It is accessible through http://apromar.es/healthyfisha... and also via the Moodle App, available in Google Play for Android and Apple Store for iOS.

Users just need to create a free Moodle account and will then have access to:

  • The complete training programme with 11 modules – available to visualize or download in pdf – in a choice of Spanish, English, Turkish, Italian and Croatian.
  • Module tests (10 multiple choice questions per module) and the final test (30 questions).
  • A chat with other users and more functionalities in the web.
  • The chance to obtain a certificate of knowledge issued and signed by one of the participants.