Helpdesk for aquaculture (HelpDesk) (38696)

Project Details


In the project different environmental issues related to regulation of aquaculture have been addressed according to specific needs and questions from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and the Ministry of Environment.

Specifically, a calculation model for predicting waste generated from fish farming has been developed. This Excel-based model is able to calculate the waste generated by the fish depending only on the fish performance (FCR) and the composition and digestibility of the feed used.

The model, valid for rainbow trout up to 800 g/pcs in freshwater, was verified through various experiments using commercial feed types, and is now a central element in the regulation of the Danish freshwater trout farming industry. It is used throughout the industry and administration and has generated a common background and baseline for all stakeholders.

A group consisting of the Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Ministry of Environment, the Danish municipalities’ organization Local Government Denmark was formed and acted as reference/steering group.

The project was coordinated by DTU Aqua and funded by the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and the European Fisheries Fund (EFF).

Research area: Aquaculture
Effective start/end date01/01/2010 → 30/11/2013


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