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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/amines
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/mathematical analysis/differential equations
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/ichthyology
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 90 000

Participants (7)

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DE CIENCIAS DO MAR DO ALGARVE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Universidade Do Algarve
8005 032 Faro
Activity type
Research Organisations
SPAROS LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Area Empresarial De Marim Lote C
8700 221 Olhao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOMIN HOLDING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Erber Campus 1
3131 Getzersdorf Bei Traismauer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVONIK NUTRITION & CARE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1 11
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (1)

TRUONG DAI HOC NHA TRANG
Vietnam
Address
Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street 2
- Nha Trang Khanh Hoa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments