Ecophysiology of selected aquaculture species in Indonesia and the Philippines

 

StressChron Framework:

Project code088
AcronymCORTMILKFISH
RoleCoordinator
Research areaContributing to a more sustainable and animal welfare minded food
production
Research topicImproving sustainability and animal welfare in aquaculture and husbandry
VertebrateFish
SpeciesMilkfish (Chanos chanos)

 

Abstract

The research goal is on stress evaluation of cultured fish in Indonesia and the Philippines, in particular on milkfish (Chanos chanos), and includes the identification of potential stressors, the assessment of metabolic performances of fish under the influence of certain stressors and the search for indications of chronic stress. Furthermore, the project focuses on strategies to minimize or “re-use” excessively nutrient outputs from aquaculture systems with an integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) approach by combining cultures of nutrient releasing organisms with cultures of filter feeding/ nutrient up-taking organisms.

 

Specifics

Keywords: aquaculture, fish, stress, optimization, cortisol, scale

Funding: German Government - ACUTE (AquaCUlture practice in Tropical coastal Ecosystems- Understanding ecological and socio-economic consequences)

Status: on-going

Consortium:

Ghent University (Aerts J)

Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Aerts J, Ampe B)

Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT), Bremen, Germany (Hanke I, Gärdes A, Kunzmann A)

 

Output

None at present