3. CONTRIBUTING TO MORE SUSTAINABLE AND ANIMAL WELFARE MINDED FOOD PRODUCTION

3.1 Development and validation of a biosensor for on-site glucocorticoid analysis in fish scale

Development of an accurate, precise, fast, financially and logistically feasible high-throughput quantification device for fish scale cortisol. Analytical, physiological, and biological validation of this device in aquaculture, ornamental fisheries, home and public aquaria, and wildlife.

3.2 Improving sustainability and animal welfare in aquaculture and husbandry

The identification, quantification and subsequent mitigation of chronic stress in aquaculture and husbandry to obtain a more sustainable and animal welfare minded food production. Contribution to an animal welfare label from an animal based stress physiological point of view.

3.3 Improving our understanding of the impact of anthropogenic activities on the health status of vertebrates in the wild

The identification, quantification and subsequent mitigation of chronic stress caused by anthropogenic activities on the health status of vertebrates in the wild.