UK Aquaculture R&D projects have been invested millions
Government-founded U.K. Research and Innovation (UKRI) public body invested 5.1 million GBP (6.5 million USD dollars, 5.7 million euro) total founding to 12 research projects aimed at managing key challenges U.K. aquaculture.
One of 12 the recipients is a project that is creating a vaccine for keeping fish safe from diseases by using algae.
There are many different subjects of projects included studying genetics and breeding patterns, looking at how shellfish more sustainable, immunizing trout against the kidney disease and how susceptible to disease they are at sea and examining how robust salmon are.
Merged project of Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and NERC is the U.K. Aquaculture Initiative to support high-quality, innovative research and strategic approach for U.K. aquaculture challenges.
“Aquaculture is a key food production sector for United Kingdom. These projects will improve our understanding of the challenges facing aquaculture production…” said Karen Lewis, executive director of innovation and skills at BBSRC.