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MINIMISING THE INTERACTIONS OF CULTURED AND WILD FISH : A COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION OF THE USE OF STERILE, TRIPLOID, ATLANTIC SALMON

Objective



This project seeks :

a) to better understand the value of triploid Atlantic salmon in reducing the interaction between wild and farmed stocks;
b) to improve our knowledge of the biology of the triploid condition;
c) to further characterise the performance of triploids in culture.

The project will include the following tasks:

1) Measurement of the comparative performance of diploid and triploid stocks.
2) Measurement of the environmental impact of triploids.
3) Evaluation of the product quality of triploid versus diploid Atlantic salmon.
4) Assessment of the potential for somatic growth of diploids and triploids.
5) Measurement of the comparative circulatory and exercise physiology of diploid and triploid Atlantic salmon.
6) Assessment of the comparative disease physiology of diploid and triploid Atlantic salmon.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Scottish Office Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department
Address
Victoria Road
AB11 9DB Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Participants (3)

INST. OF MARINE RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Po Box
5024 Matredal
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GALWAY
Ireland
Address

90 R8008 Galway
University of St Andrews
United Kingdom
Address
Gatty Marine Laboratory
KY16 8LB St Andrews