Swimming at relatively high velocity affects salmon in a variety of ways that may impact on management practices, including feeds and feeding, as well as on product quality. This project aims to determine relationships between swimming and long-term changes to physical and chemical characteristics of King (Chinook) salmon. The project is located at the Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand and is linked to an industry / research selective breeding program. It presents a pre-emptive opportunity to investigate swimming, identified as a key aspect of offshore, and start to address commercial questions including nutrient requirements, feed and feeding management and product quality.
The project leader and primary supervisor will be Professor Chris Carter, of the University of Tasmania. The other (in addition to Cawthron) industry research advisor and partner for this project is Skretting Australia.
The essential skills and experience for PhDs to undertake this Scholarship are:
- Laboratory-based research requiring high level of precision and attention to detail and an ability to critically assess the quality of results.
- Ability to critically review literature and integrate with other information to develop relevant experimental hypotheses.
- Ability to communicate to different groups and using different media.
The desirable skills and experience for PhDs to undertake this Scholarship are:
- Experience of routine maintenance of aquatic animals, including maintaining water quality and systems.
- Employment or demonstrated interest in the seafood, aquaculture or related sectors.
Please apply for this scholarship by lodging an application directly to the Blue Economy CRC, via the link below.