Basic course: Aquaculture of salmonids

This course consists of two module parts, the general module (online) and the respective subject-specific module (presence). Contents are market introduction aquaculture, anatomy and physiology, advocacy, veterinary law in aquaculture, water chemistry, hygiene and disinfection as well as brood rearing up to food fish, ...

1st course part: General module (2 days, 16 units)

This part of the course covers topics equally important for all aquaculture sponsors.

Fishery contents:

  • Water chemistry
  • Fish anatomy
  • Fish transport
  • Stunning and killing
  • Fish as food
  • Veterinary law

Marketing/industry-specific content:

  • Representation of interests
  • Support programs
  • legal aspects
  • marketing

2nd part of the course: subject-specific module salmonid aquaculture (3 days, 24 units):

The subject-specific part provides a comprehensive introduction to salmonid aquaculture:

  • systematics/ecology
  • Forms of operation
  • Spawning
  • Insemination
  • Hatching
  • Brood rearing
  • Production of fingerlings and edible fish
  • Killing/marketing

Great emphasis is also placed on hygiene, fish health and facility planning. The practical lessons are held at the Kreuzstein fish farm. The course concludes with a technical field trip to a salmonid aquaculture facility.

Graduates should be informed about the basic requirements and framework of salmonid aquaculture. They should be enabled to run a small salmonid aquaculture successfully (especially as a sideline).

All dates include both parts of the module (General and Subject Specific).


Petra Bahr Course Management
Scharfling 18
5310 Mondsee