Project 5.2 ETHIQUAL

Ethical quality traits in farmed fish: The role of husbandry practices and aquaculture production systems


2. Norwegian Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NIFA), Norway; 30. University of Glasgow, (UGLA), United Kingdom; 3. Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), France; 4. Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies (IMARES), The Netherlands; 39. Institute for Animal Science and Health (ID-Lelystad), The Netherlands; 51. the Canadian AQUANET; 52. Double Delta, SME (DD), Hungary;67.Institute of Ichthyobiology and Aquaculture of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Carp-Pas), Poland; 68. Fish Farm Yerseke, SME (FFY), The Netherlands; 83. Fish_Farm Krol Jerzy (FishF-PL), SME, Poland.

The partners cover a wide range of expertise in fish biology and rearing of species such as cod, carp, seabass and turbot, including both questions regarding husbandry and rearing systems (block 1-5) and pre-slaughter conditions (block 6-8).


The objective of the project is:

- To examine how husbandry practice, aquacultural systems and pre-slaughter conditions contribute to the flesh quality and ethical quality of finfish seafood.


The research within the project is described in eight major blocks of activities


Read about this and the other projects in RTD Pillar 5 Seafood from aquaculture in the Eurofish magazine article


High quality seafood products reared under sustainable conditions


Major research achievements

The major research achievements are described in the following subpages for each project year:


2004            2005           2006          2007        2008 


Projectleader ETHIQUAL

Dr. Hilde Toften