Benjamin Costas Refojos
- Aquatic Animal Health
- Bioremediation and Microbes for Sustainability
- Microbiome Ecology and Biogeochemistry
- Fish Nutrition and Welfare
FEEDMI: Improvements in disease resistance, stress and environmental sustainability in aquaculture systems through nutritional tools and modulation of microbial communities
FeedMi aims at developing a set of nutritional and management tools that will contribute to an optimization of husbandry practices for the early stages of fish development at an industrial scale. Focusing on Senegalese sole, but also including Gilthead seabream and European seabass as model species, project FeedMi will create:
i) functional diets for the early stages of fish that will modulate their immunocompetence, as well as the microbial in their digestive tracts;
ii) a software tool to improve feed management in sole;
iii) technology to modulate the microbial community in the biofilter of marine hatcheries.
The FeedMi functional solution will aim at an optimization of husbandry practices for the early stages of fish development at an industrial scale, targeting commercialization for marine fish hatcheries located worldwide.
Project sheet HERE
- CRESC Algarve2020, NORTE2020, PORTUGAL2020, FEDER