Flexible learning for far-flung salmon farmers

A new e-learning training course has been developed to offer flexible learning opportunities for busy fish farmers living in remote locations.

Developed by The NAFC Marine Centre, the Fish Welfare course can now be completed by fish farmers, without attending college, by studying the new e-learning version of the course online. The course covers fish welfare principles and responsibilities related tothe RSPCA Assured standard and the syllabus includes welfare topics including live fish transfer, harvesting and production.

Scott Landsburgh, chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation said:

“I’m delighted to see the NAFC take this digital approach to training. The locations of our farm sites can make travelling to college on a fixed date challenging for fish farmers – especially when at the mercy of the weather. The e-learning option will encourage students to undertake training at a time and place that suits them.”