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Sustainable Development of European SMEs engaged in Abalone Aquaculture

Objective

SUDEVAB brings together the main producing SMEs and leading RTD Providers from the abalone aquaculture sector in Europe, for a project that will have a significant impact for developing sustainable abalone aquaculture in Europe. Abalone species have been considered potential candidate for aquaculture for a long time, and in recent years, abalone aquaculture in other parts of the world has surged ahead. However, in Europe production has been restricted by the lack of reasonably priced juveniles, technological problems, and legislative issues. The opportunity presented by the FP7 call “Research for the Benefit of SMEs” provides the partners in SUDEVAB with exactly the right vehicle to develop this young aquaculture sector, by harnessing some of the best shellfish aquaculture research facilities and researchers to solve the significant technological problems facing producers, increasing production and competitiveness. The core of the research work of SUDEVAB is aimed at solving the main technical problems encountered by abalone growers in Europe in the areas of; pathology, genetics, nutrition, and sustainable culture technology. However, abalone producers also have serious issues which need to be resolved alongside the main research work including; legislation, hygiene and food safety and marketing issues. These are blended in the research programme to maximise the results, and raise awareness of the project as a whole. To ensure that SUDEVAB maximises its impact, and for the long term benefit of the sector, the project will finally establish a producers’ organisation that will serve as a network, dissemination point and future collaboration hub for the sector, allowing trans-national development and marketing support to continue.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

AQUA-GOLD (FISHERIES) GMBH
Address
Grosse Strasse 21
22926 Ahrensburg
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 93 300
Administrative Contact
John Dallimore (Mr.)

Participants (9)

SCEA FRANCE HALIOTIS
France
EU contribution
€ 343 966
Address
Kerazan
29880 Plouguerneau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
South West Abalone Growers Association Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 263 492
Address
National Lobster Hatchery, South Quay
PL28 8BL Padstow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
JERSEY SEA FARMS
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 90 600
Address
Le Catillon
5EJ 6BG St Martins
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tony Legg (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marisol Izquierdo-López (Prof.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martine Morvan (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florence Morineau (Ms.)
SERVIMAR NORTE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 181 140
Address
Lugar Punta Da Grenla 138
15920 Rianxo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Severino Gómez (Mr.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Declan Clarke (Mr.)
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
Address
Corazon De Maria 8
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alejandro Pérez Camacho (Dr.)