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As halieutic resources for fish flours and oils are limited, replacing them with vegetable raw material is unavoidable in the development of aquaculture, and can but increase in the future. In order to select fish suited to vegetable feed, we are trying to quantify and understand the response of different genotypes to classical or vegetable feed, under production conditions in selected companies (trout, sea bass, bream) on the one hand and in experimental fish farming and laboratory (trout, sea bass) on the other. The different genotypes will be assessed for their production and carving performances, for the quality of their flesh (of which n-3 fatty acids) and for their physiological condition. This will allow us to assess the level of adaptation of the present selected breeds to vegetable feed, to define suitable selection methods to these new feeds, and finally to qualify the advantages and potential risks of a genetic selection for adaptation to vegetable feeds.


This project was labellised by the AQUIMER Pole of Competitiveness on 23 May 2007 and co-labellised by the Pôle Mer Bretagne and the Pôle Mer PACA in April 2009.


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