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Healthy farmed fish

Fish that are raised on fish farms are very susceptible to infectious diseases. For some species, such as carp, there are hardly any vaccines available. For other species, like salmon, there are vaccines, but the fish need to be removed from the water to vaccinate them.

This can cause the fish to feel stressed for several days. Researchers of Wageningen UR coordinate an EU-project to find solutions to all these problems. Vaccines for a wider variety of farm fish are being developed and new methods are being sought to administer these vaccines in a less stressful manner, for example by adding it to the fish feed. The project should result in stress-free and healthy fish. This is how Wageningen UR contributes to improving the quality of life.

About TargetFish

The EU-project TargetFish is a project in which a large number of experts on the fish immune system from research institutes and companies in the Biotech and Veterinary sectors from across Europe and beyond work together to commercialise fish vaccines.

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This research is funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) of the European Union (Grant Agreement 311993 TARGETFISH)