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Aquaculture Training Courses

We offer several Aquaculture & Aquaponics Courses:

  • 2-day Tilapia Hatchery Specialist Course
  • 3-day Aquaculture System Management Course
  • 7-day Practical Fish Farmer Course
  • 2-day Commercial Aquaponics Course

We also run dedicated Courses for clients on specific topics, with or without SETA accreditation.  For example, we have been approached to run a Water Quality Course with SETA accreditation.  Let us know what your needs are and we will see how we can assist you.


Please note that all Courses are offered on condition that a minimum of 4 delegates must be secured, otherwise the Course may be postponed.

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tilapia hatchery specialist course

This 2-day Course aims to arm people working in tilapia hatcheries with the skills and techniques necessary to run an efficient business.  We cover the theory needed to run the hatchery and conduct the appropriate practical exercises, including:

  • Testing and understanding water quality variables and their interactions and implications for tilapia breeders and fry
  • Unstanding the cues that bring tilapia into spawning condition
  • Collecting tilapia eggs and incubating them
  • Identifying fish parasites and pathogens, and how best to treat them
  • Feeding the breeders and fry - how, where, when
  • Infrastructure management for optimal production
  • Stock management, including short cuts to save time, effort and stress on the fish
  • Record keeping - what, how, where the store it and how to interpret the data


This Course is a MUST for anyone wishing to run an efficient tilapia hatchery.  The next Tilapia Hatchery Specialist Course will be held:

15 & 16 November 2017 at the Aquaculture Academy, Grahamstown.



Commercial Aquaponics Course

Aquaponics is growing rapidly as an interest and as a business venture in Southern Africa. This Course takes interested parties through the theory of aquaponics and the components, to the daily tasks associated with operating a commercial or hobbyist system, with the primary focus being understanding the Industry and commercial aspects.


The Course is to be run on a commercial aquaponics unit in Pretoria will be held 21 & 22 October 2017.

Practical Fish Farmer Course

The farming of fish has become a massive global industry producing in excess of 50 million tons of fish p.a. This 7-day Course takes the delegate through the daily routines associated with running of a commercial Fish Farm, focussing on Tilapia, Catfish and Trout, but refering to many other species as well. Fish farming theory is discussed in detail but the main focus is on the management systems and practical aspects of daily management. Although the focus is on Tilapia, fish farmers who produce other species will also benefit from the principles taught on this Course. The Course is run on the Aquaculture Academy in Grahamstown, South Africa and delegate numbers are limited to around 10 per Course to ensure personal attention.

The next Practical Fish Farmer Course will be run 19 to 25 February 2017.

SETA accredited Aquaculture Courses

The SETA accredited Training for either catfish or tilapia is done by arrangement with clients who have staff that require training.  A group of 6 trainees is required as a minimum and this Course is 8 weeks long.  Contact us to discuss your Aquaculture Training needs and how we can best assist you.

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