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TRANSLATION OF DOMESTICATION OF THUNNUS THYNNUS INTO AN INNOVATIVE COMMERCIAL APPLICATION

Objective

Due to declining stocks and increased fishing pressure there are serious concerns that the present fisheries and fattening industry for Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is not sustainable and that every effort should be made to develop BFT aquaculture. TRANSDOTT represents a “top-down” approach from one Enterprise, four SME´s and three non SME´s to build on the scientific results obtained from two previous projects REPRODOTT in (FP5) and SELFDOTT (FP7) and to translate them into a commercially viable innovative marketable application for tuna aquaculture. Starting in April 2012, based on an already established broodstock in a central Mediterranean major SME in Malta, fertilized tuna eggs will be provided in June 2012 and 2013 for larval rearing in three industrial scale hatchery SME´s for rearing scenarios in Spain, Israel and Italy together with two experimental hatcheries in Malta and Israel. RTD will involve the validation of existing protocols with the generation of fingerlings in late summer to be transferred from the industrial hatcheries to grow- out sea cages. Previously tried and tested, successful weaning and grow-out diets from SELFDOTT will be supplied by the Enterprise partner. The economic viability of these methodologies will be studied and used for the development of commercialization and capitalization of this process to provide sustainable Tuna Aquaculture.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Dusseldorf
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 95 456
Administrative Contact
Martina Kuhlmann (Ms.)

Participants (7)

Ministry of the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Malta
EU contribution
€ 59 400
Address
6 Qormi Road
SVR 1301 Santa Venera
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Vassallo Agius (Dr.)
ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH LIMITED
Israel
EU contribution
€ 59 401
Address
Tel Shikmona
31080 Haifa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
William Koven (Dr.)
MFF LTD
Malta
EU contribution
€ 264 038
Address
Elbros Triq L Industrija Kirkop
KKP9042 Kirkop
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Saviour Ellul (Mr.)
Futuna Blue España SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 142 001
Address
Albina Del Puente 5
11100 San Fernando
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patricio Urrutia (Mr.)
Ardag Cooperative Agricultural Society Ltd
Israel
EU contribution
€ 204 000
Address
Kampen Street, North Shore
88116 Eilat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ido Zevulun (Mr.)
PANITTICA PUGLIESE - SOCIETA' AGRICOLA SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 59 400
Address
Piazza Luigi Di Savoia 30
70121 Bari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donato Pennacchio (Mr.)
SKRETTING AQUACULTURE RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 8 500
Address
Po Box 319
4016 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tessa Tuestad (Ms.)