Fish Health - Advanced


NAFC Course Code: AQ60

Checking the health of a fish



This two-day advanced course covers a wide range of fish stock health issues, including those required for the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) Code of Good Practice for Scottish Finfish Aquaculture (CoGP).

It is aimed at marine and fresh water aquaculture staff with previous knowledge of fish health, water quality and biology.

The course includes both theoretical (classroom) and practical work, incluidng the dissection of fish.


Entry Requirements

Previous knowledge and experience of fish health issues is desirable, for example by completing the Introductory Fish Health course.



The course covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Fish anatomy
  • Legislation
  • Diagnosis of common diseases of marine & freshwater fish
  • Treatment of diseases
  • Sampling techniques
  • Veterinary health plans
  • Biosecurity
  • Fish dissection and tissue sampling
  • Parasite identification
  • Bacterial sampling and culture
  • Water quality assessment


This is a 2 day course delivered at the NAFC Marine Centre, or elsewhere by arrangement.

It includes both theoretical (classroom) and practical work, including the dissection of fish.



  • Taught Course: £350

NOTE: For taught course delivery outside Shetland the lecturer's travel and other expenses will be charged in addition to these fees.

(Fees are subject to change without notice.)


Booking / Queries

To book a course please download an application form, or contact NAFC.

If you have any questions or need any more information please contact NAFC.