Exploring the risk factors for Saprolegniosis outbreaks in salmon farms

Project Summary

Project life: 36 months

Anticipated Benefits

Increased understanding of Saprolegnia and its causative factors, enabling Scotland’s salmon farmers to pre-empt and control occurrence of the disease, improve fish health and welfare, and grow production volumes.

56%

Industry Contribution

11%

SAIC Contribution

30%

BBSRC contribution

3%

Academia Contribution

Partners

  • Benchmark
  • Cooke Aquaculture Scotland
  • Europharma
  • Grieg Seafood Shetland
  • Landcatch Natural Selection
  • Mowi Scotland
  • Pulcea
  • RSPCA
  • Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation
  • Scottish Sea Farms
  • The University of Aberdeen and the University of Glasgow