New project will explore how welfare improvements can lead to healthier trout

New project will explore how welfare improvements can lead to healthier trout

28 May 2019
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Less illness, reduced medicine consumption, and the mortality rate in organic trout production—these are the goals of the new research project ShelterFish, spearheaded by DTU Aqua. 

The overall idea is that less stress leads to healthier fish and fewer diseases.

The project seeks to address two diseases in particular that stand in the way of organic trout production in Denmark: One is a bacterial infection that causes ulcers in the adult fish. The other is a parasitic infection that affects the smallest fish—the fry—and causes a high mortality rate.