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Characterization and development of new function-based tools for welfare documentation and assessment of post-smolts of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in closed containment systems

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Project code 021
Acronym SALMOFUTURA
Role Subcontractor
Research area Contributing to a more sustainable and animal welfare minded food production
Research topic Improving sustainability and animal welfare in aquaculture and husbandry
Vertebrate Fish
Species Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Abstract:

The research goal is to characterize and develop new function-based tools for welfare documentation and assessment of post-smolts of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in closed containment systems, that will also include detection of mild chronic stressors using acute challenge tests.

Specifics:

Keywords: aquaculture, fish, welfare, stress, cortisol, scale

Funding: Research Council of Norway (RCN 233870/E40 and 237856/O30)

Status: Finalized

Consortium:

Nofima (JKolarevic Jørgensen, Reiten BKM, Sveen L, Terjesen BF)

Uni Research (Ebbesson LOE, Handeland S, Nilsen TO)

Gothenburg university (Sundh H, Sundell K)

Radboud University Nijmegen (Flik G, Metz J)

Marine Harvest Norway AS (Takle H)

Ghent University (Aerts J)

Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Aerts J)

Output:

Kolarevic J, Karlsen CR, Sveen L, Nilsen TO, Sundh H, Aerts J, Sundell K, Ebbesson L, Handeland S, Jørgensen SM, Takle H, Terjesen BF (2016) Welfare and performance and barrier function of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) post-smolts during exposure to mild chronic stress in closed-containment systems. European Aquaculture Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 22th 2016, abstract.

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