Digestive physiology in freshwater and seawater salmonids

Project: PhD

Project Details


I am currently working on two of the most important salmonid species for aquaculture: rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). My PhD project is a collaboration between the Aquaculture and Fisheries group (AFI) of Wageningen University (The Netherlands) and the institute of Marine Research (IMR) of Bergen (Norway). The goal of the project is to gain a better understanding of the interaction between feeding and digestive physiology in rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon in both freshwater and saltwater environments. This is crucial to animal welfare as aquaculture feed formulation shifts toward protein sources other than fish meal and fish oil, and should aid in the overall resource-use efficiency of these fish through improved feed formulation. Increased resource-use efficiency in salmonid aquaculture production is one of the developments required to enable sustainable growth in aquaculture.
Effective start/end date1/09/1924/05/24


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