Welcome to the Training Modules
Below you’ll access the 8 Modules – comprising of different training materials you’ll require throughout the whole training period.
Aquaculture and the Environment
Starting Date: 05 June 2023 (Available)
This lecture will introduce aquaculture in general and discuss the different forms of aquaculture within the Mediterranean. How aquaculture emissions and wastes impact local ecosystems and the wider environment will be detailed as will the benefits of improving aquaculture practices. Completion of the lecture will give a better understanding of the place of aquaculture within the environment and prepare students for future lectures covering what can be done to increase sustainability and profitability.
Sustainable Aquaculture Practices
Starting Date: 26 June 2023 (Available)
Introduction to best aquaculture practices and a description of how simple practices can increase the sustainability of a farm. The importance of considering health management and biosecurity are also covered due to their particular importance in Mediterranean aquaculture.
Sustainable Perspectives for the Aquaculture Value-Chain
Starting Date: 17 July 2023 (Available)
This lecture covers how sustainability of the aquaculture industry is not limited to a fish farm. We will provide general and specific examples of the different parts of the value chain. The circular economy of aquaculture is also covered.
An Introduction to Feed Conversion Ratios
Starting Date: 07 August 2023 (Available)
Here we discuss one of the most important issues within Mediterranean aquaculture, feed conversion ratios (FCR). This introductory lecture will present a background to FCR, what it is, how it is calculated, and why it is so important to both the environment and the profitability of the sector. Also covered are how different factors can affect FCR.
Simple Techniques to Reduce FCR
Starting Date: 28 August 2023 (Available)
Following on from lecture 4, this lecture will cover in detail what factors affect FCR and how simple farm management techniques and wider business practices be used to improve FCR. Whilst we focus on Mediterranean aquaculture, these techniques are applicable to aquaculture as a whole.
Smart Aquaculture Farming Technology
Starting Date: 18 September 2023 (Available)
This lecture will focus on SMART aquaculture technologies for cage aquaculture. Covering how different technological solutions can be used to better monitor and predict conditions in cage aquaculture and increase efficiency. The practicalities, costs, and benefits of these technologies will also be discussed.
The Smart Sea Bream Farming Pilot Project
Starting Date: 20 October 2023
Here we will reveal our SMART sea bream farming pilot project. We will describe how we set up the integrated technological system, and reveal the obstacles and lessons learnt along the way. We also aim to reveal some preliminary results.
Starting Date: 13 November 2023
This lecture will provide practical information on the financial mechanisms and incentives behind SMART aquaculture. We will discuss the financial benefits of the technology, and reveal how European and Tunisian funding can be accessed so farmers can purchase these solutions.
The 8 Training Modules are up
Note: For those willing to receive a certificate at the end, one should have done all the different quizzes at the end of each Module.
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