FAI Launches online tilapia nutrition and welfare course

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Courses geared to help industry to make ‘informed decisions’ about tilapia nutrition and welfare

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FAI Farms has launched a free online training series that focuses on tilapia nutrition and welfare for hatcheries, farmers and processors.

FAI Farms (FAI), an international food animal solutions company, has launched two free online courses on tilapia nutrition and welfare for hatcheries, farmers and processors.

“The goal of these courses is to enable the people who care for the fish every day to make informed decisions about tilapia welfare and nutrition that will improve growth, health, performance and profitability,” said Øistein Thorsen, CEO of FAI.

The first course on Tilapia Welfare Indicators is available in English and Portuguese. The second course on Tilapia Nutrition and Welfare is available in English. These modules are part of a series of courses focused on the basic principles of how to assess the nutritional, environmental, health and behavioral needs of tilapia. The course also gives practical tips on what feed to buy, the feeding routines, husbandry and how to use the Nutrition Welfare Indicators.

After completing each module, learners have the option to do a final quiz and get a free certificate of completion.

“The Tilapia Nutrition and Welfare courses were created by welfare practitioners alongside farmers,” said Sara Barrento, e-Learning and aquaculture program manager at FAI. “It is interactive, easy to access and free to use. Our hope is that this will facilitate large-scale adoption of the training within the industry.”

To learn more and to sign-up for the course, visit the FAI Academy website.

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