Memorias de investigación
WP 3. WINFISH. Welfare, Health and Individuality in Farmed Fish

Research Areas
  • Animal health,
  • Aquaculture,
  • Animal welfare

In modern aquaculture, fish are exposed to farming-inherent stressors that can be detrimental to animal health and welfare. However, it is increasingly clear that stress reactions are different for each individual and therefore, individuality should be included in the concept of animal welfare. The main aim of the WIN-FISH project is to investigate the relevance of fish individuality when assessing fish welfare and performance under different culture conditions. The WIN-FISH project will validate behavioral and physiological welfare indicators for European seabass, gilthead sea bream and rainbow trout at the individual and rearing unit level using fish of different stress coping styles (SCS).This will generate new information about responses to environmental factors, knowledge that can be applied to improve husbandry and management practices.

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Hidrobiología
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental
  • Departamento: Producción Agraria