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Trout eggs during hatching. Photo: Villy J. Larsen, The Danish Aquaculture Organisation



Photo: Villy J. Larsen, The Danish Aquaculture Organisation



Organic trout. Photo: Villy J. Larsen, The Danish Aquaculture Organisation


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The European Union supports organic research in Europe.



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RobustFish: New possibilities for growth and robustness in organic aquaculture

RobustFish will strengthen the development of Danish organic trout
production. According to the EU Regulation on Organic
Aquaculture, the fish production shall exclusively be based on
organic fry from 2016. Particularly, in organic farming, medication is
only allowed within very strict limits. Therefore, the robustness of
the fry to diseases is crucial. Especially, this concerns the most
serious trout fry disease in Danish aquaculture, Rainbow Trout Fry
Syndrome (RTFS). The robustness of the fry seems to be related to
larval developmental rate and to the dietary content of specific Ω-3
fatty acids (HUFAs). Stress and RTFS tests are going to be
performed to investigate if these two factors can be included in
strategies to increase the robustness of the fry. Further, the effect
on health and welfare of water treatments using approved agents in
organic aquaculture is tested. RobustFish will create growth –
based on organic principles and in a balance between environment,
ethics and economy. However, the efforts will as well improve the
productivity of the conventional trout farming by lower prevalence of
RTFS, reduced medication and lower environmental impact.
Connected to these efforts RobustFish also will provide needed
knowledge about market conditions and consumer attitudes,
including the competitive effect of increased production. Mapping
the existing types of organic aquaculture products in European
markets will pave the way for product development and increasing
the Danish market share.



List of deliverables in RobustFish



Project leader:

Alfred Jokumsen, DTU Aqua

Phone and e-mail: 35883257 - 21362785 - ajo@aqua.dtu.dk


Project period: 01-04-2014 to 31-03-2017

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