Fisheries Research Development Cooperation PhD Scholarship

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Interested in Aquaculture and sustainable food production?

Aquaculture has grown rapidly worldwide. One of the main challenges the industry faces is its reliance on unsustainable fish meal as a feed ingredient. Insects are a natural part of the diet of many fish species, which makes them a promising alternative to the use of fish meal in aquaculture diets.

Based on the results from our pilot studies, this project, which is co-funded by the Fisheries Research Development Cooperation (FRDC), and linked to a small local company, Future Green Solutions, will explore the viability of insect meal produced from Black Soldier Fly larvae as a food source for growing fin fish. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will explore the growth performance and palatability of both rainbow trout and barramundi when fed varying amounts of insect meal. We are looking for a dynamic individual with practical abilities and an interest in aquaculture nutrition and diet formulation that has the drive to help shape this exciting PhD project.

Available in the 2019 round for Domestic applicants and UWA International graduates


Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for enrolment in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at UWA, including a high level of English language proficiency (Academic IELTS - 6.5 overall, no bands lower than 6.0 or equivalent is required). For further details see http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/research/admission/english-competency .

All applicants must contact DrJan Hemmi , to discuss the proposed research before submitting an application.

The project managers reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable applicant is found.  


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