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Gastrointestinal functions and food intake regulation in salmonids: impact of dietary vegetable lipids

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-31656
Project type: RTD (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 2,048,158 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,230,000 EUR
Scientific Officer: Dominique LEVIEIL
Research topic: 5.1.2. Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

Abstract:
Sustainable and ethical aquaculture is of great future economic importance for many rural areas in the European Union, providing a healthy food source to the EU citizens. To achieve this, the industry needs to lessen its dependence on fish meal and oil as basis for fish feed. Vegetable lipids may be a major source of alternative energy for cultured fish, but current knowledge on their effects on the gastrointestinal tract of fish is insufficient to give recommendations on content and composition in fish feed. The objective of the project is, through a multidisciplinary approach, to apply a series of innovative techniques to elucidate how feed lipid content and composition affects the integrity and function of the gastrointestinal tract. This will establish a basis for knowing how vegetable lipids can be incorporated into the feed of salmonids in European aquaculture.


Coordinator
Björn THRANDUR BJÖRNSSON
Göteborg University - Department of Zoology
Göteborg
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 317733691
Fax: +46 317733807
E-mail: thrandur.bjornsson@zool.gu.se


Partners
  Thierry BOUJARD
INRA Station d’hydrobiologie - Centre de Bordeaux
Saint-Pee-Sur-Nivelle
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 5 59515996
Fax: +33 5 59545152
E-mail: boujard@st-pee.inra.fr
  Kari RUOHONEN
Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute - Evo Fisheries Research Station
Evo
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 205751430
Fax: +358 205751429
E-mail: kari.ruohonen@rktl.fi
  Rolf Erik OLSEN
Institute of Marine Research - Matre Aquaculture Research Station
Matredal
NORWAY
Tel.: +47 56366040
Fax: +47 56366143
E-mail: rolf.erik.olsen@imr.no
  Reidar MYKLEBUST
University of Tromsö
Tromsö
NORWAY
Tel.: +47 77644635
Fax: +47 77644650
E-mail: reidarm@fagmed.uit.no