Project

ROBUST-SMOLT Impact of Early Life History in Freshwater Recirculation Aquaculture Systems on A. Salmon Robustness and Susceptibility to Disease at Sea

Funded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

The project aims to characterise the impacts of freshwater environmental conditions (RAS vs. freshwater loch systems) (water, temperature, light, nutrition) on post-smolt performances and robustness at sea. The main hypothesis tested by the project is that early life history of salmon produced in freshwater RAS impacts on microbiomes, immune barriers and robustness at sea especially for complex gill pathologies, and that this is due to “manipulated” environmental conditions in RAS especially water chemistry and microbiology, nutrition and photothermal manipulations.

Total award value £357,521.47

People (6)

People

Professor Simon MacKenzie
Professor Simon MacKenzie

Professor & Head of Inst of Aquaculture, Institute of Aquaculture

Professor James Bron
Professor James Bron

Professor, Institute of Aquaculture

Dr Darren Green
Dr Darren Green

Senior Lecturer, Institute of Aquaculture

Dr Amaya Albalat
Dr Amaya Albalat

Senior Lecturer, Institute of Aquaculture

Professor Jimmy Turnbull
Professor Jimmy Turnbull

Professor, Institute of Aquaculture

Professor Brett Glencross
Professor Brett Glencross

Honorary Professor, Institute of Aquaculture

Outputs (3)

Outputs

Article

Lorgen-Ritchie M, Clarkson M, Chalmers L, Taylor JF, Migaud H & Martin SAM (2021) A Temporally Dynamic Gut Microbiome in Atlantic Salmon During Freshwater Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) Production and Post-seawater Transfer. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, Art. No.: 711797. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.711797

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