University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

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FITFISH – Swimming of fish and implication for migration and aquaculture

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Project ID COST Action FA1304
Project Title FITFISH – Swimming of fish and implication for migration and aquaculture

Project Leader
IMSI Status Participates

Financial Source COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)


Category of Project COST actions

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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 to develop a research network in which fish swimming in the wild and in aquaculture is studied for the first time under a multidisciplinary perspective. Scientists from various disciplines will work together under the umbrella of swimming exercise. 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. FITFISH will add value to independent, nationally funded research activities by providing the means to exchange information, promote industrial activities and influence policies at a European level in a new common forum. Activities in FITFISH also include the training and exchange of early stage researchers in the area to create future leaders with a true multidisciplinary vision.


PROJECT DURATION

 

From: 01.01.2014.   To: 31.12.2018.

 

PARTNERS

 

►Wageningen Livestock Research

►University of Barcelona

►University of Innsbruck

►Ghent University

►Institute for Biological Research "Siniša Stanković", University of Belgrade

►Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

►IMSI, University of Belgrade

►Institute of Hydrobiology

►University of Turku

 

PARTICIPANTS


No. Participant Institution
1.
Dr. Arjan PalstraWageningen Livestock Research
2.
Dr. Josep Planas University of Barcelona
3.
Prof Bernd Pelster University of Innsbruck
4.
Dr. Ine PauwelsGhent University
5.
Dr. Mirjana LenhardtInstitute for Biological Research "Siniša Stanković", University of Belgrade
6.
Dr. Božidar RaškovićFaculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade
7.
Dr Marija Smederevac-Lalić, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
8.
Dr Stefan Skorić, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
9.
Dr. Damir KapetanovićRudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
10.
Dr. Milan ŘihaInstitute of Hydrobiology
11.
Dr. Katja AnttilaUniversity of Turku
12.
Dr Zoran Gačić, research professorIMSI, University of Belgrade
13.
Dr Aleksandar Hegediš, research professorIMSI, University of Belgrade
14.
Dr. Vesna ĐikanovićInstitute for Biological Research "Siniša Stanković", University of Belgrade
15.
Dr Željka Višnjić-Jeftić, senior research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
16.
Dr Gorčin Cvijanović, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
17.
Dr Milica Jaćimović, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade