Veterinary optimization of recycled aquaculture systems for rainbow trout with focus on system design and water quality (RecirkVet) (39599)

Project Details


Purpose of the project: The purpose is to clarify what conversion to recycled aquaculture systems (RAS) has meant for fish welfare, disease incidence and drug use, and to use these experiences to make recommendations that can be used in the future to optimize the operation and dimensioning of trout farms.

The activities in the project: A veterinary network consisting of practicing fish veterinarians, researchers, and the industry's associated consultants analyze Danish RAS for disease incidence and fish welfare and estimates its importance. Recommendations are prepared on future design of RAS and their optimal operation.
Expected effects of the project: Optimize fish welfare, reduce the incidence of fish diseases, reduce the consumption of medicines and thereby increase productivity and profitability on Danish RAS for trout.

The results of the project are communicated to the target group on an ongoing basis, primarily the fish farmers. This will take place in connection with meetings with the participation of model fish farmers and RAS. Currently the GUDP project GODAOR (2017-2021) is implemented, which aims to disseminate knowledge about recycling to end users. Through this project, theme days and workshops will be communicated about this project results. The activities of the GODAOR project are widely offered (free participation) to everyone interested.

After implementation, a so-called VET TASK FORCE (group of veterinary experts) are established, which in the future can be used as a sparring partner for fish farming based on recycling techniques.

National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua
Danish Aquaculture Association, Denmark
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The project is funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the Danish Fisheries Agency. 

Research area: Fish and Shellfish Diseases
Effective start/end date30/11/201731/10/2021


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