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Researching Alternatives to Fish Oils in Aquaculture(RAFOA)

Researching Alternatives to Fish Oils in Aquaculture

Researching Alternatives to Fish Oils in Aquaculture

Project Partners

Flag of Scotland Flag of the Unted Kingdom Project Co-Ordinators

Prof. John R. Sargent (To July 2002)
Dr J. Gordon Bell (From Aug 2002)
Institute of Aquaculture
University of Stirling
Scotland, UK
Email: g.j.bell@stir.ac.uk

Project Tasks:
  • Coordination of project

Flag of Scotland Flag of the Unted Kingdom PARTNER 1 - Institute of Aquaculture

University of Stirling

Dr Gordon Bell (Research Director)
Dr Douglas R. Tocher (Project Manager)
Institute of Aquaculture
University of Stirling
Scotland, UK
Email: d.r.tocher@stir.ac.uk

Project Tasks:
  • Growth trials in Atlantic salmon
  • Lipid deposition and metabolism
  • Assay of fatty acid desaturase (FAD)
  • Cloning of FAD & functional characterisation
  • Stress hormone and immune assays

Flag of Norway PARTNER 2 - Nutreco Aquaculture

Nutreco Aquaculture Research Centre

Dr Grethe Rosenlund (Research director)
Nutreco Aquaculture Research Centre
Stavanger, Norway
Email: Grethe.Rosenlund@nutreco.com

Project Tasks:
  • Formulation & production of feeds
  • Organoleptic analysis
  • Fish yield & quality analysis

Flag of Norway PARTNER 3 - NIFES

National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES)

Prof. Øyvind Lie (Research Director)
Dr Bente Torstensen (Project manager)
National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES)
Bergen, Norway
Email: bente.torstensen@nifes.no

Project Tasks:
  • Growth trials in Atlantic salmon
  • Lipid deposition and metabolism
  • Fatty acid oxidation
  • Expression of FAD genes
  • Vaccination efficacy

Flag of France PARTNER 4 - INRA

Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique

Dr Sachi Kaushik (Research director)
Dr Genevieve Corraze (Project manager)
Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique (INRA),
Unité de Nutrition Des Poissons,
Saint Pée Sur Nivelle, France
Email: corraze@st-pee.inra.fr

Project Tasks:
  • Growth trials in rainbow trout
  • Lipid deposition & metabolism
  • Lipogenic enzyme assays
  • Cloning & expression of lipogenic & FAD genes
  • Electronic olfactory analysis

Flag of Spain PARTNER 5 - ICCM

Instituto Canario De Ciencias Marinas

Prof. Marisol Izquierdo (Research director)
Dr Lidia Robiana (Project manager)
Instituto Canario De Ciencias Marinas (ICCM),
Las Palmas, Spain
Email: mizquierdo@dbio.ulpgc.es

Project Tasks:
  • Growth trials on gilthead sea bream
  • Lipid deposition & metabolism
  • Stress hormone assays
  • Immune function assays.
  • Expression of FAD genes

Flag of Spain PARTNER 6 - Universidad De Cadiz

Universidad De Cadiz

Dr Gabriel Mourente (Research director)
Departmento De Biologia Animal
Universidad De Cadiz, Puerto Real, Andalucia, Spain
Email: mourente@uca.es

Project Tasks:
  • Growth trials on European sea bass
  • Lipid deposition & metabolism
  • Stress hormone & immune assays
  • Cloning & expression of FAD genes

Flag of France PARTNER 7 - IFREMER

Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer

Dr Jean Robin (Research director)
Laboratoire de nutrition des Poissons IFREMER,
Plouzane, France
Email : jrobin@ifremer.fr

Project Tasks:
  • Growth trials in sea bream larvae
  • Lipid deposition & metabolism
  • FAD assay in larvae