The primary objective of FutureFish is to improve the robustness of salmon and lumpfish under a changing climate scenario. Photo: Lars Åke Andersen/Nofima.

FutureFish

Sustainable breeding of salmon and lumpfish for robustness under climate change

 Breeding and genetics    Fish health    Production biology  

The primary objective of FutureFish is to improve the robustness of salmon and lumpfish under a changing climate scenario through investigating the genetics of robustness in salmon to thermal stress and sea-lice and improving the sea-lice eating ability of lumpfish.

Time:1. January 2017 – 31. December 2019
Financed by: Nofima
In cooperation with:Mowi ASA
Contact person
Portrettbilde av Celeste Jacq
Celeste Jacq

Scientist
Phone: +47 482 54 804
celeste.jacq@nofima.no

To achieve the primary objective of FutureFish, the secondary objectives are to:

  1. Quantify genetic parameters and identify the genomic regions and key genes involved in growth and survival of salmon in response to thermal stress.
  2. Study the effects of temperature on skin health and mucus characteristics of Atlantic salmon.
  3. Analyse and compare chemical and microbial communities of the skin mucus between the two extreme groups of fish with respect to lice counts.
  4. Investigate the physical, biological and chemical properties of salmon skin mucus that are involved in sea lice resistance and its tolerance to lice burden induced by increased water temperature.
  5. Quantify genetic parameters and identify genomic regions and key genes related to salmon skin mucus properties.
  6. Identify key genes involved in sea-lice eating ability in lumpfish.

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