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Disrupting effects of plasticizers in male gilthead sea bream

20 May 2020
Image: Concept of DISRUPBREAM TNA project. Photo credits 1: Richard Whitcombe; 2: Xènia Pérez Sitjà Bisphenol A (BPA) and di-isononyl phthalate (DiNP) are two man-made chemicals that are ubiquitous in plastic items and detected in all environmental matrices due to their broad spectrum of applications. Both substances are known as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), having the ability to alter the endocrine system of living organisms, including farmed fish such as gilthead sea bream. Gilthead...
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Interview with AQUAEXCEL2020 Ethics Advisor - Professor Felicity Huntingford

11 May 2020
AQUAEXCEL2020 Ethics Advisor - Professor Felicity Huntingford Members of the general public are increasingly concerned about fish welfare, particularly the welfare of the fish they eat, and, partly in response to this concern, the aquaculture industry has taken many steps to improve the welfare of farmed fish. These steps have been informed by an intensive programme of research into many aspects of fish health and welfare and have been carried out by scientists from a range of disciplines, many...
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AQUAEXCEL2020 ExCom and IRAP Meetings Take Place

8 May 2020
The AQUAEXCEL2020 ExCom and IRAP meetings that were due to take place in Lisbon (Portugal) took place online on 28th and 29th April, due to Covid-19. As the project ends in October 2020, the ExCom meeting was full of interesting discussions around the actions and results of the final 6 months of the project. The partners hope to meet for the final project meeting in Cork (Ireland) in September. The Industry and Research Advisory Panel (IRAP) meeting featured a mix of WP leaders from the project...
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AE-FishBIT

23 Apr 2020
Photo credit: © Xenia Pérez Sitja The 2nd AQUAEXCEL2020 newsletter (March 2017) contained a very interesting interview with Dr. Jaume Pérez-Sánchez from the Institute of Aquaculture Torre de la Sal (IATS-CSIC) in Spain. Jaume is one of the team behind AE-FishBIT - implanted biosensors for remote monitoring of the overall performance of fish. AE-FishBIT has had some exciting developments over the past 2 and a half years. Read on to find out more! In May 2019, AE-FishBIT’s design and functional...
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