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Training courses were developed for fish farm personnel but were also targeted at those involved in the ornamental fish trade, put-and-take fisheries, anglers, state agency staff (Inland Fisheries Ireland, Marine Institute, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Sea Fisheries Protection Agency and veterinarians employed by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine).

Training was provided at three levels depending on the expertise of those attending the courses outlined below. Information on future training and seminars will be provided here.

AquaPlan Training Course Levels


Level 1

Level 2

Level 3


Preliminary health and disease screening

In depth health and disease diagnosis

Advanced specialist fish disease training


Preliminary disease diagnosis

Sampling for diagnosis


Competent disease diagnosis

Sampling for diagnosis

Specific treatments

Monitoring and assessing disease

Disease specific – clinical signs, aetiology, diagnosis, treatments, biosecurity


Fish farm personnel, biologists, fishery officers

Fish farm managers, fish health professionals, biologists

Veterinarians, fish health professionals