New possibilities for growth and robustness in organic aquaculture (ROBUSTFISH) (39159)

Project Details


The main aim is to support the credibility, growth and robustness in the production of healthy and stress resilient Danish organic rainbow trout, considering environmental, ethical as well as economic aspects.

Sub goals:
1. Develop methods for selecting robust fry.
2. Investigating how sustainable non-fish based feed given early in the development affect the robustness of the fry.
3. Include welfare and environmental aspects in relation to water treatment procedures.
4. Improve economic competiveness of Danish organic aquaculture.

DTU Aqua, National Institute of Aquatic Resources (coordinator)
Danish Aquaculture Organisation, Denmark
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Aalborg University, Denmark
National Veterinary Institute, Technical University of Denmark

The project is funded by Organic RDD 2 Programme, which is coordinated by the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS). It has received grants from the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries through the Green Growth and Development Programme (GUDP).

Research area: Aquaculture
Research area: Fisheries Management
Effective start/end date01/04/201431/12/2017

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • University of Copenhagen (Project partner)
  • Aalborg University (Project partner)
  • Danish Aquaculture Association (Project partner)


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