FSBI 2018 conference at the UEA
July 23, 2018 12:29: pm | by Sarah Clarke
The Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) held its yearly conference at the UEA in July 2018. The theme was “Sustainable Use and Exploitation of Fishes”, and one of the presenters was Ryan S. Mohammed from the University of the West Indies (UWI) who presented research co-funded by ELSA. Using a host-parasite model system, the guppy (Poecilia reticulata) and gyrodactylus ecto-parasites, he examined the effects of temperature, host strain and the fishes’ infection history on the number and distribution of gyrodactylus parasites on the fishes’ skin. The findings of the research are relevant for the aquaculture industry given the abundance of gyrodactylus parasites on captive-bred fish, such as salmon.
Photo caption: Ryan S. Mohammed at the FSBI 2018 conference at the UEA.