Defra - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Science Search

Science and Research Projects

Return to Science Search homepage   Return to Project List

Reduction of stress response by selective breeding of aquaculture fish - EU 4th Framework proposal preparation - FC0111

R&D Summary objective:- To formulate a programme of research to selectively breed low stress-responsive finfish and to evaluate their performance characteristics in terms of growth, reproductive function and disease resistance. Key customer purpose:- To improve the quality of finfish in aquaculture, especially trout, by selectively breeding fish which are less susceptible to stress.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1995

Cost: £19,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Natural Environment Research Council
Fish Farming              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture