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Improved procedures for flatfish larval rearing through the use of probiotic bacteria

Objective

OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED ACHIEVEMENTS
This proposal provides a new and systematic approach to improving the rearing conditions of larval turbot and halibut by using biological, non-antibiotic dependent measures of disease control. The results will be transferable to many other larval rearing systems in aquaculture.

The objectives of the work are to:
* bring together 6 partners in one team to pursue, interactively, four different approaches to the application of probiotics (bacteria which are beneficial to health by preventing the harmful effects of certain other disease-causing microorganisms) in flatfish larval rearing.
* provide large numbers of bacterial isolates, from a range of sources potentially suitable for use as probiotics of larval flatfish, and thereby improve larval survival and health.
* screen the above bacteria using in vitro tests to identify those suitable for use as probiotics.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Address
Joseph Black Building
Glasgow
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS
Spain
Address
Eduardo Cabello, 6
Vigo
DANISH INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES RESEARCH
Denmark
Address
Søltofts Plads C/o Technical University Of Denmark Bygning 221
Lyngby
INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Po Box 1870
Bergen
STOLT SEA FARMS SA
Spain
Address
Punta De Los Remedios S/n, Lira
Carnota La Coruña
THE FOUNDATION FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AT THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Norway
Address
Gryta 2 Brattøra
Trondheim