Introductory Fish Farming

National Certificate in Aquaculture (Introductory Fish Farming) Level 3

Recommended for people who are beginning a career in fish farming.

Course summary

Structure

Compulsory and elective topics

Level

3

Duration

12 months

Start date

Anytime

 

Topics covered in this programme

Compulsory topics

At the end of this programme you'll be able to:

  • Show knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements
  • Describe and use safe work practices in the seafood industry
  • Test for water quality in an aquaculture facility
  • Describe the biology of a fin fish
  • Outline the salmon farming industry in New Zealand and worldwide.

You'll also need to pick set A or B:

Set A

  • Manage first aid in emergency situations
  • Provide first aid
  • Provide resuscitation level

Set B

  • Provide first aid for life threatening conditions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of common first aid conditions and how to respond to them.
 

Elective topics

You'll also need to pick some topics that suit your job role.

At the end of this programme you'll be able to:

  • Describe the feeding of farmed fin fish
  • Describe and carry out a feed stock-take on a fin fish farm
  • Describe net systems and undertake net changes on a fin fish farm
  • Count and classify mortalities on a fin fish farm
  • Carry out a biomass assessment fin fish
  • Carry out net repairs on a fin fish farm
  • Show knowledge of the handling of seals on a fin fish farm
  • Harvest farmed fish
  • Describe automated feeding and use an automated system to feed a population of farmed fin fish
  • Describe hand feeding and hand feed a population of farmed fin fish
  • Describe and carry out the crowding of farmed fish
  • Assess size distribution of fin fish and interpret data for an aquaculture facility.

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