Basic course: carp pond farming

The course consists of two module parts, the general module (online) and the respective subject-specific module (presence). Contents are biological pond management, authority procedures, legal topics, water chemistry, hygiene, production including reproduction, pond construction, fish eaters, ...

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

This part of the course covers topics that are equally important for all aquaculture sectors.

Fisheries content:
- 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: specialized module carp pond management (3 days, 24 units):

Course participants will gain a sound insight into all aspects of carp pond management, from pond construction and management including propagation, to processing and marketing. Other topics include fish diseases, hygiene, organic production and official procedures. The course concludes with field trips to pond facilities, providing insight into the various activities and opportunities in carp pond management.

Graduates should be informed about the basic requirements and conditions of fish production in ponds, as well as get to know the networks and institutes that offer advice and assistance. They should be enabled to successfully run a small pond farming business (sideline).


Petra Bahr Scharfling 18
5310 Mondsee