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2017
23 OCT

Microplastics in the Baltic have not risen for 30 years

The concentration of microplastics in water and fish from the Baltic Sea has been constant for the past 30 years, despite a substantial increase in plastic production...

Ecosystems Fish and shellfish
21 SEP

PhD defence about artificial reproduction of eel

PhD Student Filipa da Silva, DTU Aqua has investigated factors influencing the maturational response of European female eels to hormonal treatments and resulting egg quality...

Fish and shellfish
11 SEP

First bluefin tunas caught and tagged in Danish and Swedish waters

Tagging project expected to contribute to explaining why bluefin tuna has returned to Skagerrak and Kattegat after more than 50 years of absence.

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
09 SEP

Tuna tagging for the first time ever in Denmark and Sweden

Today DTU Aqua, SLU Aqua and WWF will start tagging bluefin tuna to get a better understanding of why the fish have begun returning to Danish and Swedish waters, after...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
21 AUG

Drone technology benefits society

According to the Danish Drone Strategy, the Danish Government wants to promote the use of drones in the public sector. And now a string of DTU projects have become airborne...

Antennas Robot technology and automation Mapping and surveying Fish and shellfish
2016
22 DEC

Natural water purification with mussels

A new type of mussel farming may improve the aquatic environment in Danish coastal areas and at the same time deliver highly sought-after organic protein for livestock...

Fish and shellfish Aquaculture
21 JUN

Two new DTU doctors

Two new doctoral theses from DTU are set to take us on a journey across the seven seas to examine fish larvae, and into the laboratory to push microscopic materials to...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Superconductors
14 JUN

PhD defence about early life of key fish species in West Greenland

On 21 June 2016, Evandro Malanski,DTU Aqua, defends his PhD thesis about early life of capelin and Atlantic cod in West Greenland

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Marine research
Photo: Tao Lytzen
10 MAY

New research facility can put more eel on the table

On Monday, 9 May, a facility for the propagation of European eel was inaugurated at DTU in Hirtshals in North Jutland. Here, researchers and industry are working on developing...

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Fisheries and fish stocks Aquaculture
2015
27 OCT

New method finds even the tiniest plastics in the sea

Studies have estimated that each year between 4 and 12 million tonnes of plastics end up in the sea, and that the figure is expected to double over the next ten years...

Fish and shellfish Marine research Ecosystems
23 SEP

Size Matters

Why do whales use echolocation when bacteria do not? Because body size determines available sensing modes, argue researchers from Centre for Ocean Life

Physics Marine research Fish and shellfish
15 SEP

Expedition to study impact of inflow on life in the Baltic Sea

A two week research cruise led by DTU Aqua is to investigate if new areas have become available for successful spawning of cod after a recent inflow of water from the...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Marine research Climate change
26 JUN

The Danish salmon adventure: from nearly extinct to tourist magnet

Following a large-scale rescue operation including extensive stream restoration and gene technology, the wild salmon in the streams of Jutland have turned into big local...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Ecosystems Genes and genomes Biological systems
2014
28 NOV

Development of omega-3-containing ingredients wins innovation award

A business idea where by-products from the fishing industry are transformed into valuable ingredients full of omega-3 fish oils, has won the innovation competition at...

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production Health-promoting compounds
10 NOV

Healthy food may alleviate stress among farmed fish

A new DTU survey suggests that adding unsaturated fatty acids to their feed may make farmed pike perch hardier and better able to cope with stress.

Marine research Aquaculture Fish and shellfish
06 NOV

Healthy food may alleviate stress among farmed fish

A new DTU survey suggests that adding unsaturated fatty acids to their feed may make farmed zander hardier and better able to cope with stress.

Marine research Aquaculture Fish and shellfish
31 OCT

PhD Sune Riis Sørensen, DTU Aqua

PhD Sune Riis Sørensen, DTU Aqua: 'On the way to successful European eel larval rearing: Impact of biophysical conditions and gamete quality'

Marine research Aquaculture Fish and shellfish
23 SEP

Searching for eel larvae in the Sargasso Sea

To improve understanding of the decline in the European eel population, a Danish research expedition with DTU Aqua's research vessel "Dana" explored the spawning areas...

Marine research Climate change Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
04 SEP

Salmon contain health-promoting bioactive peptides

By-products from salmon production contain bioactive peptides which among other things could have a positive effect on hypertension, type 2 diabetes and oxidative stress...

Food safety Health-promoting compounds Enzymes and proteins Fish and shellfish Food quality Food production
19 AUG

Fish food with antibodies to replace antimicrobial agents

A new research project headed up by DTU Vet is seeking to use feed containing natural antibodies to combat pathogenic bacteria as a replacement for treating fish fry...

Bacteria and microorganisms Aquaculture Food safety Fish and shellfish Food production
19 MAY

PhD defence on bioactive peptides

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Susan Skanderup Falkenberg’s PhD defence on discovering and characterising novel bioactive...

Health-promoting compounds Nutrition and dietary habits Food quality Fish and shellfish
2013
18 NOV

PhD defence on wound healing in fish

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites to Jacob Günther Schmidt’s PhD defence on, which effects tissue damage in fish produced in aquaculture...

Food quality Aquaculture Fish and shellfish Food, fish and agriculture
30 SEP

Demand for Danish know-how about environmentally friendly aquaculture

DTU Aqua conducts a training course on fish farming in land-based saltwater systems for consultants and practitioners from across the Baltic Sea Region.

Marine research Fish and shellfish Aquaculture
05 MAR

PhD defence on the prevention of diseases in fish larvae

The National Food Institute invites to Paul D’Alvise’s PhD defence on use of probiotics to prevent disease in marine fish larvae. The defence takes place 18 March 2013...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food safety Food, fish and agriculture Aquaculture Fish and shellfish Production animals