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Reproduction & Stress

European-funded projects studying the link between reproductive ability and stress in farmed fish.

The following projects are funded under the 5th and 6th Framework Programmes for Research and Development of the European Community. Their members are also key partners in the Reprofish project, contributing their knowledge and expertise.
Lead partner: Patrick Prunet, INRA, France
Objective: A functional genomic approach to measuring stress in fish farming. The primary objective is to develop whole animal gene expression profiles to identify candidate genes that are associated with resistance to various stressors in rainbow trout.
Further information:Stressgenes website
Lead partner: Geir-Lasse Taranger, IMR, Norway
Objective: Welfare and health in sustainable aquaculture. Use of antibiotics and other drugs still remain as problems for the European aquaculture industry. The objective of this project is to improve welfare and health of farmed fish through reduced stress and improved immune competence in atlantic salmon and sea bass.
Further information: Wealth website
Lead partner: Tore Kristiansen, IMR, Norway
Objective: To develop the first database and expert system for farm welfare and stress level assessment in farmed fish at all ontogenetic stages, using European sea bass and Atlantic salmon as model species.
Further information:European Commission website
Lead Partner: Patrick Prunet, INRA, France
Objective: To identify genes associated with stress and disease resistance in oyster, trout, sea bream and sea bass in order to provide a physiological and genetic basis for marker-assisted selection.
Further information:INRA website
Lead partner: Courtney Hough, FEAP
Objective: To generate new practical knowledge on how to reduce the incidence of malformations in the major fish species used in European aquaculture production and to apply this to the professional sector.
Further information:Finefish website