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The high-tech offshore and seabed fish farming system the next marine aquaculture generation

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Una nueva forma de criar peces similares a los salvajes

La acuicultura proporciona cerca de la mitad del pescado que se come a nivel mundial y es uno de los sectores alimentarios que más rápido crece. El proyecto SUBFISH, financiado con fondos europeos, está desarrollando una solución sostenible de acuicultura en alta mar para proporcionar peces similares a los salvajes. Las condiciones naturales del hábitat de los peces locales que viven y se alimentan en el fondo del mar, o cerca de este, se mantendrán desde el criadero hasta que se saquen del agua. Los peces crecerán en una piscifactoría en alta mar fijada al lecho marino, lo que supondrá un 20 % menos de mortalidad usando hasta un 90 % menos de medicamentos para controlar los brotes de enfermedades en los peces. SUBFISH comercializará sus productos a partir de 2022 y espera vender al menos doce sistemas con los derechos de licencia de la marca SUBFISH.


53% of the global fish still relies on wild-fishing with the well-known environmental side effects. Aquaculture is the most promising option to mitigate overfishing and meet the increasing demand for protein. Boosting European aquaculture to increase our self-sufficiency (only 25.4% in 2015 mainly based on wild catch, 74.6% was imported) and reduce the fish stocks fished beyond biological sustainability, requires measures such as moving further offshore and farming of new species without placing unacceptable demands on the ecosystems.
At Marine Garden AS (Norway) we found inspiration in nature to design SUBFISH: new sustainable offshore aquaculture to deliver wild-like and premium fish. SUBFISH covers from hatchery to dispatch and fish grow in an offshore farm secured to the seabed keeping natural habitat conditions of local fish living and feeding on or near the bottom of seas. Our design respects nature instead of going against it, enables our farm circumvents most harsh constrictions faced by aquaculture today while scaling more than any other (1,200,00m3). SUBFISH stock density is kept x20 lower than current intensive exploitations, with 20% of reduced mortality using 80-90% less drugs to control fish disease outbreaks. All these benefits are achieved without occupying any coastal space and at x10 lower capex.
By 2024, we expect to sell at least 12 SUBFISH systems licensing the rights to use our technology and brand across our targeted European countries, beside to sell about 240 tons of Coral Grouper across the European and Asian markets. Producing more of our seafood in European waters means that consumers will have local, safe, and sustainable choices. Moreover, SUBFISH also helps diversify the fish markets with valuable species not exploited yet or that will no longer support wild captures. Thus, by commercializing SUBFISH and its products from 2022 onwards, we will generate €70.6 million of cumulative revenues (ROI 9.08) and a total of 43 new jobs

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Régimen de financiación

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 50 000,00
Ovre vollgate 7
0158 Oslo

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Organización definida por ella misma como pequeña y mediana empresa (pyme) en el momento de la firma del acuerdo de subvención.

Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Otras fuentes de financiación
€ 21 429,00