Basic course: Hot water circulation systems

This course consists of two module parts, the general module (online) and the respective subject-specific module (presence). Contents are market introduction aquaculture, representation of interests, veterinary law in aquaculture, water chemistry, hygiene and disinfection, ...

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

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

Fishery related 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 course part: Specialized module aquaculture in warm water recirculation systems (3 days, 24 units):

Course participants will gain a sound insight into essential aspects of fish production in warm water recirculation systems, from basic system technology and planning to operation and maintenance of recirculation systems.

Other topics include fish diseases, hygiene and aquaponics. The course concludes with a technical field trip to recirculation plants, providing direct insight into operations.

Graduates should be able to assess the basic technological as well as economic possibilities and risks of fish production in a warm water recirculation plant and thus acquire the basis for entry into this form of fish production.


Petra Bahr Course Management
Scharfling 18
5310 Mondsee