Nutritional and system interaction on digestion in salmon

Project: PhD

Project Details


I am currently working on the two prime salmonid species of aquaculture importance, 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 project aims at providing enhanced knowledge on the interaction between osmoregulation and digestive physiology of rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon during both, freshwater and saltwater conditions. This should contribute to improve the overall growth and welfare of these fish through improved feed formulation. Improved diet formulation should lead to reduced feed and water treatment costs (less waste output), thus increasing salmonids farmers’ income and resilience. Increased resource-use efficiency of salmonids aquaculture production is part of the developments required to enable the growth of aquaculture production in a sustainable manner.
Effective start/end date1/09/19 → …


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