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AquaHeal - Microbial modulation in aquacultures with recirculation system: towards a production system suppressor of diseases
Coordinator - Newton C. Marcial Gomes
Programme - Programa MAR2020 (MAR-02.01.01-FEAMP-0031)
Execution dates - 2018-01-01 - 2020-09-30 (33 Months)
Funding Entity - Programa MAR2020, Portugal 2020 e União Europeia através do FEAMP - Fundo Europeu dos Assuntos Marítimos e das Pescas
Funding for CESAM - 358129 €
Total Funding - 358129 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
Participating Institutions
Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR)
Riasearch, Lda

There is an increasing awareness about the importance of the manipulation of aquaculture microbiome to improve fish health and production. However, the lack of knowledge about the effect of different strategies for water microbiome modulation on fish pathogens and host-microbe interactions is a stumbling block for developing a sustainable alternative to control aquaculture diseases. In this project we aim to apply the concept of microbiome modulation based on prebiotics and probiotics approaches to develop innovative strategies to suppress the development of waterborne pathogens and improve fish natural barriers against pathogens in intensive recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).

Members on this project
Angela Cunha

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