The available database comprises research projects in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing active in the time period 2003-2013.
COFASP is an ERA-NET created to directly address actions envisaged within fisheries, aquaculture and seafood. It was created under the KBBE theme in FP7, and is part of the Europe 2020 strategy, which recognises bioeconomy as an important part of the strategy.

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Last Update: 2018/03/29

A model for sustainable Swedish farming of Arctic charr
Eva Brännäs
SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies (Sweden)
NA - Not available (Not available)
€ 569,814
This project proposal aim to test a Swedish model for sustainable farming of Arctic charr with a natural freshwater fatty acid profile and to evaluate the interaction of diet and genotype as the selected strain used for farming have been fed with a marine fatty acid profile for several generations. Arctic charr is mainly a freshwater species that naturally have lower levels of the marine long-chained fatty acids why the composition of commercial diets based on marine fish oils is not natural to the species. Therefore this species may be suited for feeds with inclusion of vegetable oils and consequently a lower demand of marine fish oils than i.e. in salmon feed. We have tested total replacement of fish meal by mussel meal and partial replacement by microorganisms, as well as rapeseed oil (RO) instead of fish oil in short term feeding trials on Arctic charr without any reduction in growth. The flesh of the charr fed with RO did have an expected reduction of long chain n-3 fatty acids. In this proposal we aim to test feeding models during a full on-growing phase using as little marine fish oil and fish meal as possible but still produce a high quality product. By formulating a feed based on a significant substitution with alternative ingredients, Arctic charr can be farmed with a true sustainability label. We will compare charr of wild with the selected genotype of several full-sib families in order to evaluate the consequences of and for breeding work.
Fish; Fish meal replacement; Diets; Sustainability; Artic charr;
Not associated to marine areas
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