Peracetic acid as a potential treatment for amoebic gill disease (AGD) in Atlantic salmon (39544)

Project Details


The overarching aim of PERAGILL is to explore the potential of peracetic acid as an alternative and sustainable treatment to amoebic gill disease, a threat in the Norwegian Atlantic salmon aquaculture.

The project includes several work packages, in which the following topics will be:

- To investigate the amoebicidal activity of PAA and identify factors influencing this feature.
- To assess the impact of PAA treatment on fish health and welfare.
- To determine the potential environmental risk of PAA treatment.
- To develop integrative assessment toolbox to evaluate treatment impacts and efficacy.
- To characterise the different factors affecting the dynamics of PAA treatment in AGD-infected fish.
- To compare conventional AGD treatments with PAA application.

The project hence include controlled prolonged trials with Atlantic salmon post smolts (exposure and recovery), where samples of gills, skin and plasma will be analyzed. Controlled degradation trials in seawater will be performed and in vitro experiments will be conducted.

DTU Aqua, National Institute of Aquatic Resources
Nofima, Ås, Norway (coordinator)
University of Tromsø, Norway
Quantidoc AS, Norway
University of Bergen, Norway
Lilleborg AS, Norway

The project is funded by the The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF).

Research area: Aquaculture
Effective start/end date01/01/201830/11/2021


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