Professional examination passed for a fish farmer


The examination consists of testing knowledge of the subject matter, which the fish farmer directly uses for the farming fish for restocking. He/she must undergo practical training, which is done in a fish farm and lasts at least 40 hours.

The practical part of the training includes familiarisation with fish farming tasks:

  • capture of breeding stock,
  • stripping,
  • hatching,
  • feeding,
  • transport,
  • restocking,
  • cleaning aquaculture facilities,
  • procedures of medical prevention,
  • treatment of fish.
The examination includes the following subject matter:

  • the history and basics of aquaculture;
  • regulations in the field of freshwater fishing and fish farming;
  • regulations in the field of environmental protection, nature conservation and water management;
  • fish farming;
  • aquaculture procedures for cold water fish species;
  • aquaculture procedures for warm water fish species;
  • farming fish for human consumption;
  • restocking; fish diseases.

The subject matter of the examination and practical training are determined in the programme of professional examination for the fish farmer.


The candidate for the examination submits the application on a prescribed form. The candidate is informed of the time and place of the examination at least fifteen days prior to the examination date. All the activities are conducted through the holder of the public authorisation.


The examination consists of a written and an oral part. Before the beginning of the written part the identity of the candidate is verified. The written part comprises 20 questions and taken under the supervision at least one commission member. The oral part is taken before the examination commission. The candidate takes the oral part of the examination only if he/she has reached at least 60% of points at the written part. Both the oral and written part are taken the same day. The written part of the examination will take a maximum of 90 minutes and the oral part a maximum of 15 minutes.

The examination is public.

An applicant who has passed the examination receives a certificate of passing examination. If this is not the case, the candidate may, immediately after the results are delivered, make an oral objection on the record to the secretary.

In order to be able to take the examination, the candidate must pay participation fee in the amount of EUR 102.

In the fishing cadastre records are kept of the examinations for the purposes of establishing qualifications for fish farming.

A person with at least level 5 of professional education who also studied the subject matter of fish farming in the educational programme is recognised the examination. This person also receives a certificate recognising the examination.

Supporting evidence

Potrdilo o opravljenem izpitu za ribogojca

Last updated: 11. 07. 2016