IPN and stress in relation to size distribution of Atlantic salmon fry (Salmo salar L.)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This paper is my bachelor project in marine biology at the university of the Faroes (Fróðskaparsetur Føroya). I have had four months doing this project, and have tried to illustrate the possible connection between in size (determined by weight) of fry of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.), stress (determined by level of cortisol) and infection level of Infectious Pancreas Necrosis virus (IPN-V). I am thankful for the great help and support from both my external guides Hørður Wardum and Peter S. Østergaard, and from my internal guide Eyðfinn Magnussen. I would like to acknowledge the workers at the Fish Department at the Food and Environment Agency, especially Marita Næss for her indefatigable help in examining the IPNV samples. I am much indepted to Petur Steingrund for his statistical support and Kurt Buchmann for his help in doing the stress experiment. But I am most grateful for the help from my co-workers Roar Heini Olsen and William Simonsen. Together, we collected all the material and prepared it for testing. I would also like to thank the owners of the two smolt stations, where we got all our samples and all the people that have helped and guided me, making it possible for me to do this experiment and write this paper.
Date of Award2002
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Náttúruvísindadeildin - Faculty of Science and Technology
SupervisorEyðfinn Magnussen (Supervisor) & Peter Østergaard (Supervisor)


  • IPN

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