Latest FISHBOOST News
13 June 2017
FISHBOOST results: Perceptions on aquaculture production and selective breeding
In the FISHBOOST project, one work package is dedicated to investigating existing perceptions of aquaculture production. The work consisted of two parts, one part focussed on the perceptions of representative organisations within and surrounding the aquaculture sector, the other part focussed on the perceptions of (individual) aquaculture producers in specific. These perceptions are important to us, they give us an idea of the context in which the FISHBOOST research results will land and of the efforts we will have to make to get these results successfully implemented in the aquaculture sector of today.
2 June 2017
FISHBOOST Results: Feed conversion ratio can be improved by selection for controlled lipid deposition
FISHBOOST researchers have shown that prevention of excessive lipid deposition improves feed conversion ratio in rainbow trout. This also increases, yet slowly, the efficiency at which the fish utilizes proteins of feed (protein-retention efficiency), one of the most expensive and limited raw materials of the fish feeds.
23 January 2017
FISHBOOST Movie is online!
Aquaculture Breeding and FISHBOOST
FISHBOOST Movie aims to briefly inform the public about the aquaculture production and breeding. The movie explains the principles of selective breeding in farmed fish and the contribution of FISHBOOST project to the European aquaculture breeding with a comprehensible language.
Subscribe to FISHBOOST YouTube Channel from here.
10 January 2017
FISHBOOST "Up one level in breeding for six fish species"
European fish breeders can now integrate tools and technologies developed in FISHBOOST into their breeding programmes.
The main goal of the EU supported project FISHBOOST is to advance selective breeding to the next level for the six main finfish species in European aquaculture. These species are Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, gilthead seabream, European seabass, turbot and common carp.
10 January 2017
FISHBOOST is at the Fish Farming Expert Newsletter
The article "Selective breeding progress made" by Anna Sonesson (NOFIMA), FISHBOOST Project Coordinator is published at the Fish Farming Expert Website
Tools and technologies developed by an EU project which aims to advance selective breeding of Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, gilthead seabream, seabass, turbot and common carp are now available to finfish producers.
Read more at the Fish Farming Expert.
Planned activities for dissemination of FISHBOOST results
In the project, one work package is dedicated to delivering impact through training, communication and dissemination: WP7. Please see below a schedule for planned conferences and meetings where FISHBOOST partners will present their results.
In addition we are planning to present results at national trout producer meetings in Spain, Italy, France, Poland and the United Kingdom and organise a technical training session for breeders and researchers in Montpellier in October 2018.
A webinar will be organised for breeders and researchers. The main topic for this webinar will be production efficiency and it is planned for Spring 2018.
Scheduled face-to-face annual project meetings: