Improving Salmonid Aquaculture in the North Central Region

Project

(funded project #4)

Description

The fourth Salmonid Funded Project.   Chaired by Paul Brown

Objectives:

  1. Develop and evaluate practical and economically viable diets that are fish-meal free or as fish-meal free as practical:
    • using soy, or other oil-seed products that are regionally available, and
    • using Shasta, Donaldson and Kamloop strains of rainbow trout and/or Arctic charr for the evaluation.
  2. Evaluate the effects of water temperature on the growth/stress response in salmonid strains or species (as listed in Objective 1) under outdoor commercial culture conditions in the upper and lower portions of the North Central Region.
  3. Investigate the effects of trace mineral supplementation on the growth and stress response of rainbow trout in high density culture, as evaluated by plasma cortisol levels and fin-nipping behavior.

Participants:

Principal Investigator/Institution Objectives

Funding

Paul B. Brown (Purdue University)        1

$40,000

Donald L. Garling (Michigan State University)      1 & 3

$40,000

Konrad Dabrowski (Ohio State University)        1

$40,000

Jeffrey A. Malison (University of Wisconsin-Madison)        2

$40,000

 

Total

$160,000

Project Outline (219K pdf file)

Report  (65K pdf file)

Project Number: 4

Duration: 
09/01/1997 to 01/31/2001
Award Amount: 
$160,000.00
Award Number: 
97-38500-5008
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