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New 100% online training course from FishVet Group and Benchmark Knowledge Services on The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon

Sustainable Nutrition For Aquaculture

12 August 2011, at 1:00am

GENERAL - The third module of the University of St Andrews online Postgraduate Diploma/MSccourse in Sustainable Aquaculture hosted by, examines sustainability in terms of feed production and nutrition.

Simon Wadsworth (Module Co-ordinator) said: Aquaculture requires renewable sources of feed and this is a key factor in the future growth and sustainability of the industry.

The module will assess the nutritional requirements of a number of commercially important fish and shrimp species. Until recently these nutrients have been largely reliant upon the use of fish meal and oil as the raw materials.

However, sustained research over many years has allowed the replacement of significant proportions of these marine nutrients with terrestrial sources, reducing fish meal from 75 per cent to less than 25 per cent in some of the main aquaculture diets.

Students will study the development of functional feeds which are used in aquaculture operations globally to increase the health, welfare and performance of cultured species. Feed management practices, diet production and the effects of nutrition related diseases will also be assessed.

The course will run later in the year and applications for participating in the course are now due and currently being assessed. Places are limited so students should apply as soon as possible.

Find out more at Aquanor The course starts in October and applications are currently being assessed.

Places are limited so students should apply as soon as possible.

For more information visit or contact the course director Dr Neil Hazon. You can also find our more on the Fish Vet Group stand (F-512) at Aquanor.

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The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon.

It is vital that fish farm operatives who are responsible for farmed fish are trained in their health and welfare. 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.

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