Disease prevention and management are essential for the sustainability of the European aquaculture industry. The diversity of species and farming practices throughout Europe involves a significant number of threats related to a large variety of pathogens that hamper production and require specific preventive and curative practices and tools ensuring a high level of biosecurity of aquaculture production and related seafood products. Among other disease-related threats, parasites and related infections can cause significant damages to farmed fish species and can result in poor growth performance, impaired welfare, and high mortality rates with significant consequences in terms of production and economic performance.
Over the last four years, the EU-funded project ParaFishControl (634429) has been working to develop innovative solutions and tools for the prevention, control and mitigation of the most harmful parasitic species affecting the main European farmed fish species, namely: Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, turbot, gilthead seabream, European sea bass and common carp.
The “North European Fish Parasite Management Strategies in Aquaculture Farms” workshop will focus on the parasites which have been most damaging fresh and marine farmed species populations in North Europe (salmon, carp and trout) - Lepeophtheirus salmonis, Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae, Sphaerospora molnari, Thelohanellus kitauei, Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, Paramoeba perurans, and Saprolegnia parasitica. During the workshop, industry representatives will provide an overview of the most prevalent issues related to parasitic diseases in North European aquaculture farms. ParaFishControl partners will then present the new tools and techniques developed within the project to diagnose, prevent and treat these diseases. The workshop will provide attendees with new knowledge to better manage their farms, and greatly reduce population loss in a cost-effective way.
More information about the event and full programme of the ParaFishControl workshop are available here.
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