Green Aquaculture Intensification in Europe


StressChron Framework:

Project code129
Research areaUnravelling the impact of chronic stress across vertebrates
Research topicFeed as stressor focusing on invertebrates (e.g. Artemia), mycotoxins and fish feed constituents
Speciesturbot (Scopthalmus maximus), gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata)



This joint PhD between Bremen University and Ghent University is situated in framework of the EU project GAIN (Green Intensification of Aquaculture in Europe) in which 21 partners collaborate to obtain more efficient and more ecological feeds that improve fish health and welfare in aquaculture. This study will focus on the effects of alternative feed ingredients on juvenile sea bream and turbot to test health, welfare, stress physiology, quality, and performance in controlled recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).


Project specifics:

Keywords: aquaculture, fish, feed, stress

Funding: EU (H2020-SFS 773330-2)

Status: on-going


Ghent University, Belgium (Aerts J, Petereit J)
Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Belgium (Aerts J)
Alfred-Wegener Institute (Buck B, Petereit J)



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