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Sustainable management of interactions between aquaculture and wild salmonid fish

Sustainable management of interactions between aquaculture and wild salmonid fish

Objective

This multidisciplinary project addresses questions relating to:
(i) the declines in wild salmonid populations in NW Europe,
(ii) aspects of the migratory behaviour and physiological responses of juvenile salmonids, as they adapt to seawater and as they respond to the additional environmental challenge and stress of ectoparasitic sea lice infestation, and
(iii) up to date appraisals and modelling of the socio-economic importance, and interaction, of the aquaculture and game angling industries in peripheral rural regions of northwestern Europe.

The research is necessarily multidisciplinary in approach and will engage academic and applied scientists, an SME consultancy and an industrial pharmaceutical company in focusing the various components towards the overall objectives of (a) quantifying the infestation levels which elicit significant physiological stress on the host fish.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

Address

East Sands
St. Andrews, Fife

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Lorna SILLAR

Participants (6)

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CENTRAL FISHERIES BOARD

Ireland

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Ireland

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT NIJMEGEN

Netherlands

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR NATURE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Norway

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE LTD

Norway

UNIVERSITY OF TROMSÖ

Norway

Project information

Grant agreement ID: Q5RS-2002-00730

  • Start date

    1 October 2002

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 370 803

  • EU contribution

    € 1 615 787

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

United Kingdom