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Green Aquaculture Intensification in Europe

StressChron Framework:

Project code 129
Acronym GAIN
Role Partner
Research area Unravelling the impact of chronic stress across vertebrates
Research topic Feed as stressor focusing on invertebrates (e.g. Artemia), mycotoxins and fish feed constituents
Vertebrate Fish
Species turbot (Scopthalmus maximus), gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata)


This joint PhD between Bremen University and Ghent University is situated in framework of the EU project GAIN (Green Intensification of Aquaculture in Europe) in which 21 partners collaborate to obtain more efficient and more ecological feeds that improve fish health and welfare in aquaculture. This study will focus on the effects of alternative feed ingredients on juvenile sea bream and turbot to test health, welfare, stress physiology, quality, and performance in controlled recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).


Keywords: aquaculture, fish, feed, stress

Funding: EU (H2020-SFS 773330-2)

Status: Finalized


Ghent University, Belgium (Aerts J, Petereit J)
Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Belgium (Aerts J)
Alfred-Wegener Institute (Buck B, Petereit J)


None at present

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