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IMPROVEMENT OF THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE, GROWTH AND RESISTANCE TO STRESS OF EELS AND STURGEON BY CONTROLLING DIETARY LIPIDS AND CONDITIONS DURING INTENSIVE AQUACULTURE

Objective



The project sets out to define the optimum conditions, in particular dietary manipulation, for growth in intensive aquaculture of the eel Anguilla anguilla and the sturgeon Acipenser sp. Both fish have a high market value which may be further increased by elevation of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) levels in their tissues, resulting from increased dietary levels. Also increasing their nutritional and commercial value as healthy food for human consumption, elevated tissue levels of PUFA and vitamin E may increase the resistance of fish to the stressful conditions encountered in intensive aquaculture.

This project examines the physiological and behavioural responses of fish under the conditions prevailing in intensive aquaculture and during handling and transport to identify sources of stress, stress reactions and their possible modulation by dietary manipulation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA CALABRIA
Italy
Address
Ponte Pietro Bucci, Arcavacata
87036 Rende
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Address
Via Mezzocannone 8
80134 Napoli
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Address
Strandpromenaden 5
3000 Helsingoer
Università degli Studi di Milano
Italy
Address
Via Balzaretti 9
20133 Milano