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Improving sustainability and performance of aquafeeds

Objective

An important gap in continued sustainability of fish farming is the lack of a proper understanding on digestive function and aquafeeds utilization. The WiseFeed project will focus on this gap using an integrative approach and considering selected key fish species in culture, the feed composition and feeding protocols. The approach in WiseFeed is based on a collaborative effort for advancing both the fundamental physiological knowledge and practical applicability. WiseFeed will build an integrated network of research groups from the academia and partners in SME and large enterprises where the overall aim is to improve performance and sustainability of aquafeeds for fish production.
WiseFeed has the following specific objectives:
- Develop model that quantifies digestion, absorption and retention efficiency of selected macro nutrients in key cultured fish species
- Develop software package to optimize feeding strategies
- Elucidate the role and effects of specific amino acids and dietary supplements for enhancing metabolism, growth and N-retention including effects of elevated temperatures due to climate changes.
The research that forms the basis for WifeFeed is funded by on-going national R&D projects that constitute the scientific and technical pillars of the current proposal. The secondments will bring external expertise to each of these R&D projects and coordinate efforts among similar and related activities. The secondments also build the competence of each of the participating researchers
The practical benefits of WiseFeed will be improved production yield, reduced feeding cost and reduced N-waste from fish farms. The expected added value will be a faster advance in common objectives by facilitating progress and fulfilment of the R&D objectives for each participant. Furthermore, it is also the aim of WiseFish to establish a consolidated network beyond the framework of this proposal to give response to new challenges of the aquafeed industry.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Net EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Norway

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 54 000,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE CIENCIAS DO MAR DO ALGARVE
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
Address
Universidade Do Algarve
8005 032 Faro

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Region
Continente Algarve Algarve
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SPAROS LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 72 000,00
Address
Area Empresarial De Marim Lote C
8700 221 Olhao

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Algarve Algarve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Essen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
BIOMIN HOLDING GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 13 500,00
Address
Erber Campus 1
3131 Getzersdorf Bei Traismauer

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Region
Niederösterreich Sankt Pölten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 13 500,00
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Essen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TRUONG DAI HOC NHA TRANG
Vietnam
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street 2
- Nha Trang Khanh Hoa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 90 000,00