My research aims to understand how to manage finfish production to develop sustainable and efficient aquaculture systems.
My project focuses on characterizing the microbiota of two populations of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) from the North region of Canada and trying to observe the impact of climate change and physiological parameters differences on this microbiota.
Through microbiota we can understand essential functions as digestion, probiotic effect, immune system enhancement, thus making it a relevant biomarker. I work on populations from two lakes in Hudson Bay, located on a fishing/hunting Inuit site near a mine, considered as a potential pollutant.
This species is essential in Inuit food regime and making knowledge advance in the subject would help these communities to improve their management of the resource and also help us to understand characteristics of the species to develop an aquaculture model.