Duration: 5 days

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm daily

Overview: A 4 day classroom and 1 day hands-on farming course (Farm appropriate footwear needed)

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Aquaculture
  • The Biology of African Catfish
  • Feed and Feeding
  • How to set up a Fish Farm
  • Hands-on design and construction of a RAS (Full function RAS system)
  • Water Chemistry – Water quality and parameters needed for optimal health and fast growth of fish.
  • Farm facilities tour and discussions
  • RAS Set Up in the UK and how to maintain a warmwater temperature.
  • UK Legislations for Catfish Farming
  • Farm Management
  • Hatchery Management
  • Full Catfish Farming cycle from Hatchery to Table size (1.5kg)
  • Full on-hands experience in the farm – A day in the life of a modern fish farmer.
  • Fluted Pumpkins’ start-up experience, mistakes, failures and how we succeeded.
  • List of Materials
  • List of suppliers
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