FIEP Has Supported the Educational Program on Domestic Aquaculture Nutrients

12 March 2021

With the participation of the RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP), the Astrakhan State Technical University (ASTU) has developed an advanced training program for professionals working in the artificial cultivation of fish and other aquaculture species. The program was commissioned by Russian producers of innovative feeds based on low-molecular-weight biologically effective essential nanoadditives. The introduction thereof will increase the productivity of fisheries and reduce dependence on imported suppliers. A pilot group of trainees has already completed the training.

Stanislav Nisimov, Director of the Department of Educational Programs and Professional Skills at FIEP: “Since this is a new product, consumers have to be taught how to use it properly. I am sure that the project in the Astrakhan region will be useful for the education system, which will be able to update curricula for students, for businesses promoting and using the new innovative product in the Russian market, for the country, and us as the national development institution.”

The educational program has been commissioned by Krasny Yar, which in 2020 commissioned a plant in the Astrakhan region for highly efficient complete mixed fodder using microencapsulation. The company plans to promote its products on the Russian market and in neighboring countries. The program has been supported by the regional Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

The training course consists of 72 academic hours and is designed to improve the skills of professionals involved in developing recipes for feeding fish of different species and ages, as well as those responsible for their competent application in production. As a result of the training, production managers will be able to adjust the technological process of aquaculture production in connection with the introduction of new fodders. Laboratory staff (hydrobiologists, hydrochemists) will gain experience in assessing the food supply and its impact on the physiological condition of fish in traps and pond farms. Fish farmers and site managers will learn how to select innovative feed according to the individual characteristics of the aquaculture species and their farming conditions.

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The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs was established in 2010 in accordance with Federal Law No. 211-FZ “On reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.” The Fund aims to develop the innovative infrastructure in the sphere of nanotechnology and implement the educational and infrastructure programs already started by RUSNANO.

The supreme collegial management body of the Fund is the Supervisory Board. Under the Fund’s Charter, the competence of the Supervisory Council, in particular, includes the issues of determining the priority directions of the Fund’s activity, as well as its strategy and budget. The Chairman of the Fund’s Executive Board, the collegial management body, is the Chairman of the Board of Management Company RUSNANO LLC Sergey Kulikov.