Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) training courses

WTT members might be interested in courses being run by the FBA which will also be tutored by renowned angler/​entomologist, Stuart Crofts.

Details below:

Freshwater fish: assessment of condition and ageing

Date: Tuesday 15 October; Tutor: Roger Sweeting; Cost: £120; early bird rate £105; FBA member £95; Location: FBA Windermere, Cumbria

This course is aimed at fisheries managers, fishermen and naturalists who want to know more about the fish that they see, catch or handle. Without recourse to dissection or detailed microscopy it is quite staggering how much we can piece together about a fish’s well-being and condition, its age and growth, life history and sexual development. This course aims to provide an insight into the ways of observing fish for these purposes. Roger Sweeting has spent many years studying fish health and helping to develop an understanding of how to improve fisheries for Thames Water, the National Rivers Authority (NRA), the Environment Agency and the FBA.

Fish health, parasites and disease

Date: Wednesday 16 October; Tutor: Roger Sweeting; Cost: £120; early bird rate £105; FBA member £95; Location: FBA Windermere, Cumbria

This is an introductory course for people wanting to understand more about the parasites and diseases of freshwater fish. It will include general principles of parasitology, fish physiology and some practical dissection and microscope work. Roger Sweeting has spent many years studying fish health and has a particular interest in fish parasitology.

For more information and to book a place, please contact events@​fba.​org.​uk or ring 015394 42468. For a full course programme including these, and all our other coursesand a downloadable booking form, please visit www​.fba​.org​.uk/​f​b​a​-​t​r​a​i​n​i​n​g​-​c​o​urses.

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