The welfare of Atlantic salmon is the focus of an online course for British fish farmers

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The welfare of Atlantic salmon is the focus of an online course for British fish farmers

4 February 2019
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An interactive online course on the health and welfare of Atlantic salmon has been launched by Benchmark’s Fish Vet Group and Knowledge Services today.

Designed for fish farm operatives and managers, this interactive course will aid in the early recognition of disease, the awareness of welfare regulations and the enhancement of fish quality.

While primarily aimed at those with hands-on fish farming roles, it is also relevant to processors, supply companies, supermarket buyers, pharmaceutical company employees and students. It is designed to align with regulations and guidelines, such as the SSPO’s code of good practice, as well as salmon farming accreditation schemes such as RSPCA Assured (previously Freedom Food).

On successful completion of the course students will be able to apply the principles of animal welfare to farmed fish. The course will help them with correct nutrition and feeding systems, transportation, monitoring of the environment, veterinary health planning, husbandry and best practice during harvesting. This will help to ensure high standards of welfare and have a positive effect on product quality.