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Optimisation of rearing conditions in sea bass for eliminated lordosis and improved musculoskeletal growth

Objective

Lordosis and other vertebral deformities are significant problems in European marine aquaculture including sea bass These problems have serious impact on the industry's productivity, on product quality and on animal welfare.

The objectives are:
(1) To assess the influence of rearing temperature, nutrition (mainly Vitamins C and E and Selenium), current velocities and their interactions on the incidence of lordosis;
(2) To assess, for the same factors and same groups o fish, the influence on musculoskeletal development and growth at tissue, cell protein and molecular level, as an informed basis for reducing the problem of lordosis and for optimising musculoskeletal growth;
3) To provide a too for standardised assessment of quality in a commercial environment, which will take into account not only the presence or absence of skeletal deformities, but also the real effects of their different expression-intensities on both biological performance and product final image.

Coordinator

THE ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE
Address
Royal College Street
London
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF WAGENINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Marijkeweg 40
Wageningen
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH CRETE BRANCH
Greece
Address
Former American Base Of Gournes
Iraklio Crete
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Campus De Beaulieu Bâtiment 16
Rennes
INTERFISH AQUACULTURE SA
Greece
Address
1 Sismanogliou Str. & 39 Pendelis Av.
Athens
ROYAL FREE AND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE MEDICAL SCHOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Rowland Hill Street
London
UNIVERSIDADE DE PORTO
Portugal
Address
Praça Gomez Teixiera
Porto
UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Vasilika Vouton
Heraklion