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The future of research on aquaculture in the Mediteranean Region

Objective

The fast development of the Mediterranean aquaculture (freshwater, marine) is confronted to a set of difficulties e.g. inadequate production systems and competitiveness, interaction and space competition with other users and the need for a proper integration in the coastal zones, possible negative impact on the environment and negative image of the product quality. Aquaculture development in the Mediterranean countries is contrasted in terms of importance of the sector, domestic market demand, typology of the industry, and research and development structures and capacities. Consequently, a strategy for a knowledge-based development of the activity has to be implemented using a flexible and concerted approach. To deliver practical results, the AQUAMED project will be based on a four step process consisting in (1) mapping and setting a database of all relevant information (about policies, research and socio-economy) in each partner country, (2) identifying common situations and constraints between countries, (3) grouping countries confronted to similar driving forces in order to foster information exchanges and formulate more focussed science based recommendations and (4) setting up of a multi-stakeholder platform to promote a research organisation and an revolving implementation plan aiming at the sustainable development of aquaculture. The platform will be organised to be self-sustainable after the end of the project. It will be instrumental to rationalising research programming in order to avoid duplication, fragmentation and dispersion of research efforts, and to stimulate a long-term cooperation and coordination among policy makers, aquaculture industry and RTD performers in the Region. The Project consortium, covering most of the situations of the aquaculture sector met in Mediterranean, will put the emphasis on the participatory approach, the dissemination of the outcomes of the AQUAMED activities and the sustainability the multi-stakeholder platform.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

European Fisheries and Aquaculture Organisation
Address
Jean Jacques Rousseau 155
9138 Issy Les Moulineaux
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 602 190
Administrative Contact
Antoine Dosdat (Mr.)

Participants (10)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 90 033
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean-Michel Portefaix (Mr.)
INSTITUT ZA OCEANOGRAFIJU I RIBARSTVO
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 51 360
Address
Setaliste Ivana Mestrovica 63
21000 Split
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ivona Mladineo (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE HALIEUTIQUE
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 49 220
Address
Rue Tiznit 2
20000 Casablanca
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Abdellatif Orbi (Dr.)
THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 30 495
Address
Derech Hamcabim 68
50250 Bet Dagan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gideon Hulata (Prof.)
Ministry of Agriculture
Lebanon
EU contribution
€ 4 815
Address
Embassies Street
Batroun
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chadi Mohanna (Dr.)
Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 8 025
Address
2 Mars 1934 28
2025 Tunis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mejdeddine Kraïem (Prof.)
MINISTIRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS, GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCHES, PISTACHIO RESARCH INSTITUTE
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 4 815
Address
Universite Bulvari 136
27040 Gaziantep
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Atilla özdemir (Dr.)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND FISHERIES
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 13 375
Address
Qasr El Ainy Street 101 101
101 Cairo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mohamed Shreadah (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE D'ANNABA - LABORATOIRE BIORESSOURCES MARINES
Algeria
EU contribution
€ 9 630
Address
Oued Kouba
23003 Annaba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mohamed Hichem Kara (Prof.)
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 132 894
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Murphy (Mr.)