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Skretting ARC joins AQUAIMPACT project

AquaIMPACT is a European project that integrates the fields of fish breeding and nutrition to increase the competiveness of EU\'s aquaculture of Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, gilthead seabream and European seabass, to ensure food and nutrition security and to satisfy consumer demands for high-quality seafood with limited environmental impact.

February 6, 2019

AquaIMPACT is a European project that integrates the fields of fish breeding and nutrition to increase the competiveness of EU\'s aquaculture of Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, gilthead seabream and European seabass, to ensure food and nutrition security and to satisfy consumer demands for high-quality seafood with limited environmental impact.

Skretting ARC\'s principal investigator Grethe Rosenlund said that Skretting will produce the experimental food for the trials performed. Project partners are Nofima, University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, Ifremer, CSIC and MOWI. Skretting ARC will also participate in the review and discussion on how to implement the results.

The final results will produce more robust, healthy, nutritious and resource-efficient breeding fish, promoting industrial practices in line with the development of a sustainable and circular bioeconomy, fish welfare, zero waste and more efficient use of natural resources. \"All this combined with communication actions, will help consumers in making more sustainable and healthy choices when choosing their food”, Roselund said.

AquaIMPACT will develop products and services based on genomic selection for the European aquaculture breeding industry, with focus on cost efficient trait recording and genotyping, and selection for traits that can only be recorded under commercial conditions. By incorporating emerging ingredients, essential nutrients and appropriate additives developed by companies, novel nutritional and feeding strategies will be up-scaled and tailor-made specifically for the genetically improved fish arising from breeding programs.

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