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Development of an intelligent fish tank for cost effective aquaculture through control of water quality in each different fish tank.

Objective

European aquaculture production has increased substantially over the last decades. However, overall production growth in Europe over the period 1994-2003 was 5.5% less than the global trend over the same period and the overall price trend was negative (-0.5% APR) vs positive global development. The aquaculture sector has experienced increasing competition from non-EU countries, especially Asia and South America making it imperative to increase research and development in this sector. Land based fish farming is the critical success factor in intensive aquaculture as the start of a very complicated value chain representing a prerequisite in order to have a competitive European aquaculture with regards to 'established' species and introduction of new species in aquaculture. Water quality is the most critical factors in aquaculture and is essential for survival rate as well as growth rate of fish in the different phases of its life cycle. Our project focus on productivity per m3 effective tank volume by increasing density of fish in aquaculture tanks as well as increase the growth rate, hence improve productivity, reduce costs and improve cost/efficiency and competitiveness of land based fish farming in Europe. Oxygen is the most important water quality parameter. Our idea is to develop a cost effective, high efficient system for oxygenation and water distribution in an integrated aquaculture tank system for land based fish farming enabling control of water quality at in each different tank in an aquaculture plant. The principle innovation in this project is the development of a sensor- and control system for oxygenation and water flow for production of different types of fresh- and saltwater fish in land based fish farming industry in Europe. Control of oxygenation of water in aquaculture tanks is also essential for recirculation and reuse of water representing strong environmental advantages compared to iflow-through systems.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SME-1
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Coordinator

PLASTSVEIS AS
Address
Berg
Somna
Norway

Participants (11)

ARTEC AQUA AS
Norway
Address
Gangstovika
5075 Alesund
ASWEGA LTD
Estonia
Address
Lastekodu 48
Tallin
FJORD SEAFOOD SCOTLAND FARMING LTD
United Kingdom
Address
1 Marybank Industrial Estate
Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis
LIGHTHOUSE CALEDONIA LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Abbey Mill Business Center, Mile End, Studio 5001, 12 Seedhill Rd
Paisley, Scotland
MARINE HARVEST NORWAY AS
Norway
Address
Sandviksboder 78
Bergen
OXYMAT A/S
Denmark
Address
Fasanvej 18-20
Helsinge
PAN FISH NORWAY AS
Norway
Address
Grimmergata 5
Alesund
PERA INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Pera Innovation Park, Nottingham Road
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
POLITECHNIKA GDANSKA - WYDZIAL OCEANOTECHNIKI I OKRETOWNICTWA, GDANSK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
Narutowicza 11/12
Gdansk
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS
Norway
Address
Akersveien 24 C, St Hanshaugen
Oslo
TSURUMI-INTEC PUMP AB
Sweden
Address
E.a. Rosengrensgatan27
Vestra Frölunda