UMR 1419 - Nutrition, Metabolism, Aquaculture (NUMEA)

The NUMEA unit of the Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle aquaculture centre is developing research in the field of farmed fish nutrition. His research is part of a global aquaculture boom and the need to find alternatives to the use of fishmeal and fish oil in aquaculture feed to ensure the sustainable development of aquaculture.

NUMEA's research is based on an integrative biology approach ranging from the study of gene expression regulation to the animal's performance in its breeding system, enabled by a range of complementary skills and an adapted analytical system.

The research conducted within the UMR NUMEA has the ambition to meet two major objectives:

  • Understand how nutrients control metabolism and growth in order to propose levers of action to improve palatability and ingestion, optimize the functioning of the digestive tract, guide metabolism and control growth.
  • Act by proposing innovative strategies in terms of feeding and breeding to establish the best possible balance between animals, feed and breeding systems while optimizing growth, feed efficiency and product quality while respecting the sustainability and welfare of animals.

Keywords : Fish farming

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The unit brings together 11 researchers, 4 teacher-researchers, 4 engineers, 15 engineering, technical and administrative assistants, as well as 12 doctoral and post-doctoral students.

Doctoral school(s)
DS 211 - Exact sciences and their applications
Co-accredited institutions : Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour