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Exploring the biological and socio-economic potential of new/emerging candidate fish species for the expansion of the European aquaculture industry

Objective

The European aquaculture is a modern industry employing 190,000 people, with a €7 billion ex-farm value. This sector is well situated to be among world leaders in the efficient and sustainable production of safe seafood of the highest quality and nutritional value, taking into account consumer preferences and the large diversity of aquatic products from the wild. DIVERSIFY identified a number of new/emerging finfish species, with a great potential for the expansion of the EU aquaculture industry. The emphasis is on Mediterranean or warm-water cage culture, but also addressed are cold-water, pond/extensive and fresh water aquaculture. These new/emerging species are fast growing and/or large finfishes, marketed at a large size and can be processed into a range of products to provide the consumer with both a greater diversity of fish species and new value-added products. DIVERSIFY focuses on meagre (Argyrosomus regius) and greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) for warm-water marine cage culture, wreckfish (Polyprion americanus) for warm- and cool-water marine cage culture, Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) for marine cold-water culture, grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) a euryhaline herbivore for pond/extensive culture, and pikeperch (Sanders lucioperca) for freshwater intensive culture using RAS. These species were selected based both on their biological and economical potential, and to cover the entire European geographic area and stimulate different aquaculture types. In collaboration with a number of SMEs, DIVERSIFY will build on recent/current national initiatives for species diversification in aquaculture, in order to overcome the documented bottlenecks in the production of these species. The combination of biological, technological and socioeconomic research planned in DIVERSIFY are expected to support the diversification of the aquaculture industry and help in expanding production, increasing aquaculture products and development of new markets.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/ichthyology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 375 104
Administrative Contact
Constantinos Mylonas (Dr.)

Participants (39)

FUNDACION CANARIA PARQUE CIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 665 212
Address
Calle Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marisol Izquierdo (Prof.)
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 760 651
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Cristina González Rodriguez (Mrs.)
ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH LIMITED
Israel
EU contribution
€ 430 061
Address
Tel Shikmona
31080 Haifa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
William Koven (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 217 008
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kerry Kidd (Mrs.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 299 958
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Murat Sen (Mr.)
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 592 259
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Helene Pedersen (Ms.)
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 430 200
Address
Corazon De Maria 8
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monserrat Montse (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 233 939
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pascal Fontaine (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 279 128
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jos Hermus (Mr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 298 113
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mikkel Larsen (Mr.)
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE ACUICULTURA DE ESPANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 87 397
Address
Camino Leche Santa, 2
11130 Chiclana De La Frontera Cadiz
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Javier Ojeda González-Posada (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI ALDO MORO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 188 389
Address
Piazza Umberto I 1
70121 Bari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Aldo Corriero (Dr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 103 349
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christian Fauvel (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 237 520
Address
Molinos De Agua S/n
38071 La Laguna Tenerife
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María De La Luz Estévez Ravelo (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 219 216
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Kestemont (Prof.)
NASJONALT INSTITUTT FOR ENAERINGS-OG SJOMATFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 152 424
Address
Strandgaten 229
5004 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kristin Hamre (Dr.)
FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO ACUICULTURA DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 253 619
Address
Muelle Comercial S/n Edif Ctaqua
11500 El Puerto De Santa Maria Cadiz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rocio Robles (Dr.)
CONSELLERIA DO MAR - XUNTA DE GALICIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 147 299
Address
Edificio Administrativo San Caetano
15781 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fatima Linares (Ms.)
SKRETTING AQUACULTURE RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 85 125
Address
Po Box 319
4016 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ramon Fontanillas (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 228 496
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ole Henrik Haslund (Mr.)
STERLING WHITE HALIBUT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 127 252
Address
Hundsnes
4130 Hjelmeland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Magnus Skretting (Mr.)
ICHTHYOKALLIERGEIES ARGOSARONIKOU ANONYMI ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 341 660
Address
Deligianni And Telamonos
18903 Aianteio Salamina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anastasios Raftopoulos (Mr.)
AZIENDA AGRICOLA ITTICA CALDOLI

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 75 087
Address
Via Principe Di Piemonte 5
71010 Lesina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fulvio Cepollaro (Dr.)
DOR DGEY YAM LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 73 010
Address
Dor 1 Dn Hof Hacarmel
30820 Dor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hagay Sarusi (Mr.)
VAS. GEITONAS & CO LTD EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 44 360
Address
Agia Paraskevi Psathotopi Artas
47100 Arta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Evaggelos Geitonas (Mr.)
AQUACULTURE FORKYS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 145 704
Address
Agios Isidoros
82200 Sikiada Vrontados Omiroupolis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michail Marinos (Mr.)
CANARIAS EXPLOTACIONES MARINAS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 146 440
Address
Calle Palangre Castillo Del Romeral
35107 Sant Bartolome De Tirijana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafael Guirao (Mr.)
ASIALOR SARL

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 90 372
Address
Rue Roger Husson 22
57260 Dieuze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kevin Debes (Mr.)
CULMAREX SA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 10 040
Address
Calle Don Carnal 14 Poligono
30880 Aguilas Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ana Maria Jorquera (Mrs.)
IRIDA AE-PRODUCTS FOR ANIMAL PRODUCTION-SERVICES
Greece
EU contribution
€ 56 951
Address
Riga Fereou 60
34600 Nea Artaki Chalkida
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikos Papaioannou (Mr.)
AYUNATMIENTO DE A CORUNA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 40 784
Address
Plaza De María Pita 1
15001 A Coruna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Rey Rodriguez (Mr.)
SYNDESMOS ELLHNIKON THALASSOKALLIERGEION SOMATEO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 19 200
Address
L Vouliagmenis 517
16341 Ilioupoli Athina
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Pelekanakis (Mr.)
BUNDESVERBAND DER DEUTSCHEN FISHINDUSTRIE UND DES FISCHGROSSHANDELS E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 31 461
Address
Grosse Elbstrasse 133
22767 Hamburg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Matthias Keller (Mr.)
Hungarian Aquaculture Association
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 19 800
Address
Anna-liget 8
5540 Szarvas
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Laszlo Varadi (Dr.)
ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE FABRICANTES DE CONSERVAS DE PESCADOS Y MARISCOS-CENTRO TECNICO NACIONAL DE CONSERVACION DE PRODUCTOS DE LA PESCA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 20 658
Address
Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Victoria Fernandez Salgado (Mrs.)
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 39 480
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Laura Fernandez (Mrs.)
KENTRO MELETON AGORAS KAI KOINIS GNOMIS ANONIMI EMPORIKI ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 230 329
Address
Odos Antinoros 42 44
16121 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hellas-Maria Saltavarea (Mrs.)
FISH 2 BE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 130 350
Address
Centrum Zuid 1111
3530 Houthalen-helchteren
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jiri Bossuyt (Mr.)
GALAXIDI MARINE FARM AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 33 600
Address
Anemokambi Place 1
33052 Galaxidi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kalliopi Tsakoniti (Ms.)