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Towards off flavour free finfish aquaculture

Objective

Off flavour is the presence of undesired sensory properties in food items. Most common in aquaculture products are earthy-musty off flavours caused by the presence of geosmin and 2-methyl-iso-borneol (MIB) in fish tissues. Off flavour is associated to land-based aquaculture production systems with high nutrient loadings such as pond systems and recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).Off flavour causes economic damage to the aquaculture industry through consumer rejection and low consumer appreciation of aquaculture products and through the additional costs of off flavour removal from fish crops prior to market entrance. Off flavour in farmed fish is an extensively studied and well documented problem. Despite this, satisfactory solutions for the problem are still lacking today. The overall objective of this project is to established a reduction of the incidence of off flavour in farmed fish produced in RAS. The project adopts three strategies to reach this objective:

1) Preventive strategy: reducing the microbial production of geosmin and MIB in aquaculture production systems;
2) Curative strategy: removing geosmin and MIB from the fish culture water;
3) Alternative strategy: optimizing the depuration process.

The foreseen results of the project include:
1) Measures to reduce off flavour in RAS
2) Low off flavour RAS design
3) A bioreactor for geosmin and MIB removal from RAS
4) Measures to improve off flavour depuration processes
5) Design of optimal off flavour depuration facility
6) Trained sensory panels

The consortium that will implement this project consists of four SMEs, one Other partner and three RTDs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation/bioreactor
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 21 254,16
Administrative Contact
Cees Klepper (Mr.)

Participants (8)

INTER AQUA ADVANCE AS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 29 112,85
Address
Sortevej 40
8543 Hornslet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens Ole Oleson (Mr.)
ACUI-T SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 224 394,81
Address
Rue De L Hermitage 10
44100 Nantes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Didier Leclercq (Mr.)
L'ESTURGEONNIERE
France
EU contribution
€ 213 145,67
Address
Route De Mios Balanos
33470 Le Teich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emmanuel Bonpunt (Mr.)
BLUEYOU CONSULTING AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 225 210,03
Address
Zentralstrasse 156
8003 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
René Benguerel (Mr.)
TROPENHAUS FRUTIGEN AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 52 779
Address
Tropenhausweg 1
3714 Frutigen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Daniel Sindilariu (Dr.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 12 664
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jeppe Lund Nielsen (Mr.)
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 7 738,56
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Turner (Ms.)
A.C.E AQUACULTURE CONSULTANCY & ENGINEERING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 198 006,80
Address
Meulenveldt 4
5451 HV Mill
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rene Remmerswaal (Mr.)