Parasitic transmission between farmed, wild fish analyzed

(02/07/19)

 

A team of scientists aims to develop recommendations to reduce the transmission of parasites between farmed and wild fish, in order to improve animal health and welfare in aquaculture farms.

In offshore aquaculture farms species of farmed fish, such as gilthead seabream, European seabass or croaker, and wild species, such as bogue, mullet, sardinella or mackerel, share numerous parasites, since the containement nets of farmed fish can not retain parasitic forms because of their size.

The identification of the parasitic species that infect wild and farmed fish in several marine areas of the Valencian Community and the Canary Islands, is the main objective of the research of..........................................................

 


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