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

Description

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 workpackages, 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.

The project is coordinated by NOFIMA, Ås, Norway and is funded by the The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF).
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/01/201831/12/2020

Keywords

  • Research area: Aquaculture