Sustainable breeding of salmon and lumpfish for robustness under climate change
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|
|In cooperation with:||Mowi ASA|
To achieve the primary objective of FutureFish, the secondary objectives are to:
- Quantify genetic parameters and identify the genomic regions and key genes involved in growth and survival of salmon in response to thermal stress.
- Study the effects of temperature on skin health and mucus characteristics of Atlantic salmon.
- Analyse and compare chemical and microbial communities of the skin mucus between the two extreme groups of fish with respect to lice counts.
- 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.
- Quantify genetic parameters and identify genomic regions and key genes related to salmon skin mucus properties.
- Identify key genes involved in sea-lice eating ability in lumpfish.