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Advanced Tools and Research Strategies for Parasite Control in European farmed fish

Objective

European aquaculture production provides direct employment to 80,000 people and a 3-billion € annual turnover. Parasites cause severe disease outbreaks and high economic losses in finfish aquaculture. The overarching goal of ParaFishControl is to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of European Aquaculture by improving understanding of fish-parasite interactions and by developing innovative solutions and tools for the prevention, control and mitigation of the major parasites affecting Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, common carp, European sea bass, gilthead sea bream and turbot. To achieve these objectives, ParaFishControl brings together a multidisciplinary consortium comprising 28 partners possessing world-leading, complementary, cross-cutting expertise and drawn from public and private research organisations, and the aquaculture industry. The consortium has access to excellent research facilities, diverse biological resources including host-parasite models, and state-of-the-art vaccinology, genomic, proteomic and transcriptomic technologies. The project will: 1) generate new scientific knowledge on key fish parasites, including genomics, life-cycle, invasion strategy and host-parasite interaction data, with special emphasis on host immunity, pathogen virulence and immunomodulation, providing a scientific basis for improved prophylaxis; 2) determine the transfer of parasites between farmed and wild host populations; 3) develop a wide range of novel prophylactic measures, including vaccines and functional feeds; 4) provide a range of advanced or alternative treatments for parasitic diseases; 5) develop cost-effective, specific and sensitive diagnostic tools for key parasitic diseases; 6) assess the risk factors involved in the emergence, transmission and pathogenesis of parasitic diseases; 7) map the zoonotic risks due to fish helminths and; 8) provide a catalogue of good husbandry practices to obtain safe and high-quality fish products.
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

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Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 051 860

Participants (30)

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AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 15 687,61

Biologicke centrum AV CR, v. v. i.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 167 800

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 470 370

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 550 482,39

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 284 300

INSTITUT ZA OCEANOGRAFIJU I RIBARSTVO

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 314 780

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 195 050

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 322 300

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA AGRARTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 222 950

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 299 800

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 294 420

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 330 750

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 386 300

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 423 300

THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 396 800

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 319 000

FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 200 800

SKRETTING AQUACULTURE RESEARCH CENTRE AS

Norway

INRA TRANSFERT S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 355 750

PANAGIOTIS CHRISTOFILOGIANNIS - IOANA TAVLA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 208 500

VERTEBRATE ANTIBODIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 75 000

KALLIERGEIES YDROVION ORGANISMON ANONYMOS ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 25 000

ACQUA AZZURRA SPA

Italy

ZF-SCREENS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 82 608,31

W 42 INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

INMUNOLOGIA Y GENETICA APLICADA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

STIFTELSEN INDUSTRILABORATORIET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

AquaTT UETP Ltd

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 139 000

FUTURE GENOMICS TECHNOLOGIES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 217 391,69

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 634429

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2015

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 104 133,75

  • EU contribution

    € 7 800 000

Coordinated by:

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain