Three-way Cooperation is the Key to Assure the High Quality of Training Specialists for Fish Farms in Karelia

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fish and Hunting Industry of the Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk State University and nonprofit partnership Karelian Trout Farmers Society signed the agreement of cooperation.

The document was signed by the Minister of Agriculture, Fish and Hunting Industry of the Republic of Karelia Vsevolod Telitsyn, Rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voronin, and the Chairman of Karelian Trout Farmers Society Vitaly Artamonov.

The agreement provides for cooperation between the parties with a view to providing the high quality of professional training of personnel for fish farms of the Republic of Karelia.

Under the agreement the parties intend to:

  • Provide facilities for the development of the system of training personnel with high education for fish farms of the Republic of Karelia;
  • Enhance the quality of training and retraining of specialists in order to meet the requirements of fish farms of the Republic of Karelia;
  • Facilitate practical training of the students of Petrozavodsk State University studying on the “Aquatic Bioresources and Aquaculture” program at fish farms of the Republic of Karelia.
"PetrSU has educational programs of ecology and biology and trains fish farmers. We have Innovation and Technology Center of Cage Culture Fishery. We hope that it will be instrumental to the work of the breeding center that is being created in our Republic. We see to it that the Center of Cage Culture Fishery becomes a model farm, which will host research and breeding work involving the students, teachers, and employees. Here the students will undergo practical training too," said Anatoly Voronin.

"Any serious work should be done with a view to achieving certain results. We have great and serious work ahead of us under this agreement. You cannot construct a huge building without design and estimate documentation. We develop and advance the fishing industry of the Republic of Karelia. This involves an increase in output of aquaculture and industrial fish-breeding in inland water bodies and the White and the Barents seas. The development will regard not only fishing or fish-breeding but other aspects too. This sophisticated work should be done by specialists. It requires high competence and high quality of knowledge, education of the people who will do this work. These people are fish farmers, professionals able to operate the most advanced equipment, marketing managers and those involved in sales and distribution. There are a number of specialties required to do deeply integrated business. These specialists are trained at the university. By signing the agreement the university will be in leading position in the field of educational and research activities in trout farming and trade," noted Vsevolod Telitsyn.

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