Overall Research

We are investigating the molecular and neuroendocrine mechanisms that underline the stress response in fish. We are looking for links between coping styles, cortisol, behavioural patterns and metabolism in aquaculture fish species and zebrafish.

Our Goal

To understand the welfare needs and to improve the welfare of farmed fish species.

Species of Interest

European sea bass (Dicentrarhus labrax),

Gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata),

Red sea bream (Pagrus major),

Greater amberjack (Seriola dumerilli),

Meagre (Argyrosomus regius),

Zebrafish (Danio rerio)

"The welfare of an individual is its state as regards its attempts to cope with its environment."

Donald Broom (1991)

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