ABOUT THE PROJECT
The overarching goal of ParaFishControl is to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of the European aquaculture industry by improving our understanding of fish-parasite interactions and by developing innovative solutions and tools for the prevention, control and mitigation of the most harmful parasitic species affecting the main European farmed fish species.
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.
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.
The project is organised into four main types of activity, ranging from generation of fundamental knowledge and technological applications to risk analyses and food safety aspects and dissemination and technology transfer.
The ParaFishControl's tasks are broken down into seven RTD work packages, one dissemination and technology transfer WP and one management and coordination WP, all of them strongly interacting with each other.