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The use of RMBC's for bacterial management in marine larval fish


In aquaculture production, disease outbreaks are being recognised as a significant constraint affecting the economic development of the sector. Disease outbreaks in marine larviculture are in many cases caused by the detrimental influence of opportunistic bacteria colonising the marine ambient of the fish larvae. In this research proposal, the concept of RMBCs (Revolving Multifunction Bacterial Communities) will be practically tested.

The main objective of the proposal is to test a number of selected mixtures of representative bacterial strains, derived form good performing live food cultures and make them commercially available for seabream hatcheries. The benefit for the sector will be the development of a sustainable, more predictable way of for the production of live food and larval fish by using RMBCs and to exclude the use of antibiotics.

Description of the work
In the first workpackage, a selection will be made of bacterial cocktails which could be used in lived food and marine larval fish.


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