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TA 7. Aquatic Animal Health & Welfare

Chair: Hamish Rodger – VetAqua International (Ireland)
Facilitator: Randolph Richards – IoA - Stirling University (UK)
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VISION statement:

"By 2030, further improvement in aquatic animal health and welfare in European aquaculture will produce high quality, robust animals - resulting in increased productivity that builds on environmental and welfare standards"

Identified KEY GOALS:

    1. Improve fish health and welfare by increasing the understanding of host pathogen interactions and to have access to effective vaccines and immunomodulators.
    2. Apply epidemiological principles to minimise the threat of existing, emerging and exotic diseases.
    3. Use and develop best practice to optimise efficacy of treatments and prevention methods.
    4. Measure welfare/stress and understand its consequences if compromised in order to incorporate welfare as core component of production management.


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Relevant EU funded RTD Projects:

ALGADEC (FP6) - Development of rRNA biosensors for the detection of toxic algae

AQUABREEDING (FP6) - Towards enhanced and sustainable use of genetics and breeding in the European aquaculture industry

AQUAETREAT (FP6) - Improvement and innovation of aquaculture effluent technology

AQUAFUNC (FP6) - Integrated knowledge on functional genomics in sustainable aquaculture

AQUAGENOME (FP6) - Genomics in fish and shellfish from research to aquaculture

BENEFISH (FP6) - Evaluating the economic impact of maintaining the welfare of farmed fish

BIOTOX (FP6) - Development of cost-effective tools for risk management and traceability systems for marine biotoxins in seafood

CODE-EFABAR (FP6) - A code of good practice for farm animal breeding and reproduction

DETECTOX (FP6) - Development of an SPR-based biosensor for the detection of lipophilic phycotoxins in shellfish residues

DIPNET (FP6) - Disease interactions and Pathogen exchange between farmed and wild aquatic animal populations – A European Network

EMIDA (FP7) - Coordination of European research on emerging and major infectious diseases of livestock (ERA-NET)

ESTTAL (FP6) - Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) Analysis of Toxic Algae

EUROCARP (FP6) - Disease and Stress Resistant Common Carp: Combining Quantitative, Genomic and Proteomic and Immunological marker technologies to identify high performance strains, families and individuals

FASTFISH (FP6) - On farm assessment of stress level in fish

FINEFISH (FP6) - Reduction of malformations of juvenile fish in hatcheries

GENIMPACT (FP6) - Evaluation of genetic impact of aquaculture activities on native populations: a European network

HABIT (FP6) - Harmful algal blooms species in thin layers

IMAQUANIM (FP6) - Improved immunity of aquacultured animals

LUCIOPERCIMPROVE (FP6) - Improving egg and larval quality in pikeperch by broodstock management, husbandry and nutrition and sex control

MarineTT (FP7) - European marine research knowledge transfer and uptake of results

MYCORED (FP7) - Reducing mycotoxin contamination in the food and feed chains

PANDA (FP6) - Permanent network to strengthen expertise on infectious diseases of aquaculture species and scientific advice to EU policy

PARAQUAM (FP6) - Parasite pathogens in new species of Mediterranean aquaculture: an experimental approach

PHARMAPOX (FP6) - Chemistry, pharmacology and bioactivity of a novel apoptotic compound - a sex regulator in decapod crustaceans with promising environmental and medical applications

PROMICROBE (FP7) - Microbes as positive actors for more sustainable aquaculture

SALMOTRIP (FP7) - Feasibility study of triploid Atlantic salmon production

TURPRO (FP6) - Improving productivity on turbot farms

WEALTH (FP6) - Health and welfare of farmed fish

WELLFISH (FP6) - Welfare of fish in European aquaculture

These Technical Leaflets are an output of the Aquainnova Project “Supporting governance and multi-stakeholder participation in aquaculture research and innovation" - a support action financed under the EU Seventh Framework Programme assisting the Thematic Areas of EATIP in the development of their Vision, SRIA and PoA.