FITFISH

Project

FITFISH: Swimming of fish and implications for migration and aquaculture

The main objective of FITFISH is to study fish swimming in the wild and in aquaculture under a multidisciplinary perspective.

The study of swimming of fish is essential for our understanding of the interplay between migration, growth and reproduction in wild fish but also has considerable interest for fish in aquaculture. The main objective of FITFISH is study fish swimming in the wild and in aquaculture under a multidisciplinary perspective. FITFISH will provide the ground for technological breakthroughs (e.g. more accurate monitoring of migrant fish; design of exercise-“friendly” fish farming facilities), for establishing swimming as an essential factor determining welfare and for demonstrating that swimming can benefit quality production. By providing this knowledge FITFISH will have a societal (economic and cultural) impact in areas such as environmental and fisheries policy, industrial activity in aquaculture and even human health.