ParaFishControl: Fighting fish parasites for a sustainable aquaculture industry

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By Milthon Lujan

The overarching goal of ParaFishControl is 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 most harmful parasitic species affecting the main European farmed fish species.


Disease prevention and management are essential for the sustainability of the European aquaculture industry. The diversity of species and farming practices throughout Europe involves a significant number of threats related to a large variety of pathogens that hamper production and require specific preventive and curative practices and tools ensuring a high level of biosecurity of aquaculture production and related seafood products. Among other disease-related threats, parasites and related infections can cause significant damages to farmed fish species and can result in poor growth performance, impaired welfare, and high mortality rates with significant consequences in terms of production and economic performance.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 634429 (ParaFishControl). This output reflects the views only of the author(s), and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Source: AquaTT


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