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  for layout onlyImproved Procedures for Flatfish Larval Rearing through the use
of Probiotic Bacteria
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The aim of this project is to provide a new and systematic
approach to improving the rearing conditions of larval turbot
and halibut by using biological, non-antibiotic dependent
measures of disease control. The results will be transferable to
many other larval rearing systems in aquaculture.

The objectives of the project include bringing together six
partners in one team to pursue, interactively, four different
to the application of probiotics (bacteria which are
beneficial to health by preventing the harmful effects of certain
other disease-causing microorganisms) in flatfish larval rearing.

The project is co-ordinated by Dr T.H. Birkbeck, Reader in
Microbiology, Division of Infection and Immunity, University of
Glasgow. The other partners are the Institute of Marine
Research, Norway; the Danish Institute for Fisheries Research;
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain; SINTEF
Fisheries and Aquaculture, Norway and Stolt Sea Farms SA,

The project is funded by the European Commission Framework
Programme 5 - Quality of Life and Management of Living
Resources. It began in December 2000 and will continue until
November 2003.

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