Title: Advanced Tools and Research Strategies for Parasite Control in European farmed fish.

Funding Source: EU H2020

Budget IMBBC: 293,045€

Start / End Date: 2015 - 2020

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Project Progress: 100%

Principal Investigator:

George Rigos

Project Members:

Research Directions:

Fish health


The overarching goal of ParaFishControl was 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 major parasitic pathogens affecting the main European farmed fish species: Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, common carp, turbot European sea bass and gilthead sea bream. The project addresses the most harmful parasitic species affecting either one or more of these six fish hosts. These parasites belong to nine different groups: crustaceans, monogeneans, myxozoans, microsporidians, cilliates, dinoflagellates, amoebae, oomycetes, and zoonotic helminths.