Integrating Innovative Approaches for Competitive and Sustainable Performance across the Mediterranean Aquaculture Value Chain


Increasing capacity building for the Mediterranean aquaculture sector through training is one of the core activities of PerformFISH. The training carried out by RDI performers or industry in PerformFISH is improving the professional skills and competence of those working and training within the blue economy.

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Upcoming Training Courses

Online Advanced Training:  New feeds and feeding technologies in aquaculture

Securing the nutritional requirements of cultured fish, the technical quality of the feed optimal for the production system as well as defining right feeding strategies are key challenges that both fish farmers and aquafeed producers should face to ensure a sustainable production.

The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (CIHEAM Zaragoza) and the MedAID H2020 project are jointly organising the Online Advanced Training:  “New feeds and feeding technologies in aquaculture” in collaboration with the H2020 projects PerformFISH and NewTechAqua. This course aims to give an overview of both the existing and upcoming feed ingredients, what factors should affect the choices of feed and how feeding strategies and technologies are improving. The course emphasizes particular aspects of Mediterranean species and production conditions. At the end of the course the participants will be in a position to:

  • Better understand the importance of the use of new ingredients and new formulations.
  • Acknowledge the main challenges in feed production.
  • Better use feeds, feeders and fish feeding monitoring.
  • Recognize the impact of customers’ preferences and the legal framework in feed production.
  • Design feeding trials to better adapt feeds and feeding to the farm conditions and production systems.

The course will be held online, with lectures and practical work delivered in live sessions by highly qualified lecturers from research centres, universities and private companies in different countries. The 8 sessions will be held  from 14 to 18 and 21 to 23 June, from 09:15 to 13:45 (Central European Time). The time slot could be reconsidered according to the countries of origin of participants finally selected.

The course is designed for 30 participants with a university degree, and is intended for professionals of the feed industry and fish farming, as well as for technical advisors and researchers in the field. The number of admissions can be increased to attend lectures only and excludes the practical work sessions. Given the diverse nationalities of the lecturers, knowledge of English, French or Spanish will be valued in the selection of candidates, since they will be the working languages of the course. The Organization will provide simultaneous interpretation of the lectures in these three languages.

All participants will be exempt from the payment of registration fees.


Candidates must apply online at the following address:
Applications must include the curriculum vitae and copy of the supporting documents most related to the subject of the course. The deadline for the submission of applications is 26 April 2021.

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Past Training Courses

Courses organised by PerformFISH

PerformFISH Online Training Programme on Integrated Health & Welfare Management in Sea Bream and Sea Bass Aquaculture

As part of its capacity building activity, PerformFISH have designed a training programme on “Integrated Health and Welfare Management in Sea Bream and Sea Bass Aquaculture”. The first two modules of this training programme are being held on-line in March and April 2021. The courses are based on multidisciplinary integrated diagnostic approach and effective management of preventive, therapeutic and welfare measures focusing on the findings of the PerformFISH project.

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Module 1: Specialised Case Study Discussions on How to Manage a Health Issue on a Sea Bass / Sea Bream Farm

Three short sessions (90 minutes) have been designed for seabass and seabream health and welfare experts. In these sessions the experts attending have been provided with a mock case based on real situations in sea bream and sea bass health and disease management designed by the organising team. The mock cases are sent to the selected attendees two days in advance and they are requested to send in advance and present in the session their own proposed recommendations or proposed solutions for each case. During the 90 minutes sessions all proposals are shared and discussed.

Reports on the sessions held will be available soon.

Module 2: Practical Short Training Courses on Diagnostics of Sea Bass and Sea Bream Diseases

This module is divided into three short training courses that are being held online. The courses focus on different aspects of diagnostics in sea bass and sea bream diseases and health management such as basic diagnostic methodologies and protocols, specific parasitological diagnostic and specific diagnostic methodologies, and protocols in microbiology. Advances, methods, and standards derived from the different PerformFISH activities are also being presented in these sessions.

All applicable international, national and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed and the procedures here performed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institution (D. Lgs n. 26, 4 March 2014, Implementation of the Directive 2010/63/EU on protecting animals used for scientific purposes – Note of Ministry of Health 0017710-P-26/07/2017).

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