Applicability of cortisol in scales as a biomarker for chronic stress in fish

 

StressChron Framework:

Project code022
AcronymAQUACORT
RoleCoordinator
Research areaContributing to a more sustainable and animal welfare minded food
production
Research topicImproving sustainability and animal welfare in aquaculture and
husbandry
VertebrateFish
SpeciesCarp (Cyprinus carpio)

 

Abstract

The research goal is providing a long-term (2 years) biological validation of cortisol in scales of carp (Cyprinus carpio) as biomarker for chronic stress. This will allow an objective, animal friendly way to evaluate chronic stress and in a broader sense the long term animal welfare on a large scale at the aquaculture farm, at sea, in public aquaria and laboratory fish.

 

Specifics

Keywords: aquaculture, fish, stress, cortisol, scale

Funding: Belgian Federal Government, Department for Public Health, Safety of the Food Chain and the environment (FOD-RF14/6283)

Status: on-going

Consortium:

Ghent University (Aerts J, De Saeger S, Decostere A, Hermans K)

Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Aerts J, Delbare D, Sonck B)

 

Output

None at present