Environment friendly fish farming and use of cleaner fish 1.21
The problems with sealice in the farming of salmon in the partner countries, as well as in other countries such as Chile and Canada have increased. The industry, environmental organizations and the governments are deeply concerned. There has been a large public and industry interest in our preliminary results as it is now recognised that the use o... More...
Aim & Objectives:
The project intends to develop the methods and technology required to rear cleaner fish for use by the cod and salmon farming industry in the partner countries. The physical outcome of the project will be a substantial number of wrasse for field application for farm testing the technique on cod and salmon farms in partner countries. Dedicated marin... More...
Expected Outcomes:
The team approach and collaboration between countries in the Northern Periphery area will try to solve the technical aspects of rearing ballan wrasse and will enable these fish to be readily available to fish farmers. In the broader view it is hoped that this species of cleaner fish will provide a valuable tool in the integrated control of sea lice... More...
Reported Outcomes:
Broodstocks of Ballan wrasse is successfully established in all three countries. Egg production and startfeeding the first Ballan wrasse larvae has been a success. Relatively high survival rates of Ballan wrasse juveniles are obtained in two of the partner countries. More...
Priority: 1. Promoting innovation and competitiveness in remote and peripheral areas
Objective: i. Innovation, networks and competitiveness
Theme: Aquaculture

Total Budget: € 1 594 678
Total Funding Request: € 884 079

Start Date: 01/01/2008
End Date: 31/12/2011

Desk Officer Christopher Parker

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