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INNOVATIVE REARING AND STUNNING OF FARMED TURBOT AND SOLE TO MEET FUTURE CHALLENGES
REGARDING QUALITY OF PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL WELFARE

Objective

Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) is identified as one of the most promising candidates for marine aquaculture in Europe, with several characteristics that make it an interesting species for commercial growers and European consumers. The species has tremendous potential as an aquaculture species but many of its attributes are currently unexploited utilize. European production of turbot has been increasing during the last 20 years from about 100 to over 11000 metric tons. However, in order to expand the production beyond this level, new bio- and technological solutions are urgently needed.

The biological and technological focus in the present project will be on improving the rearing environment, optimized slaughter methods and improved fish welfare and quality of the produced products. We also include a comprehensive assessment of the economic ramifications of the proposed optimized rearing. These measures are all aimed at improving productivity of the turbot farms leading to more cost effective production and better use of the resources involved. By addressing the whole value chain it is foreseen that the current proposal may lay the foundation for more cost-effective production of turbot in Europe.

The approach of the project is multidisciplinary where the Project Consortium will work with those scientific and practical problems considered most important for future sustainable expansion by the SME proposers. This project brings together a balanced and integrated consortium of fish farmers and scientists, with wide project experience, in a number of interrelated disciplines; growth physiology, immunology/health, welfare, slaughter methods, quality aspects and fish economics; all concentrating on improving the culture of turbot. To increase the general applicability of the MAXIMUS proposal, the innovative slaughter methods will also be tested for sole (Solea solea, S. senegalensis). Sole is a promising European aquaculture species, cultured side-by-side with turbot facing similar technological challenges.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

AKVAPLAN-NIVA AS
Address
Hjalmar Johansensgata 14
9007 Tromso
Norway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 27 200
Administrative Contact
Albert Imsland (Prof.)

Participants (14)

AQUACRIA PISCICOLAS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 176 421
Address
Rua Do Lavadouro Quintas Do Norte
3870-303 Torreira
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Renata Serradeiro (Mrs.)
SEAFARM BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 177 171
Address
Jacobahaven 4
4493 ZG Kamperland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adri Bout (Mr.)
SILFURSTJARNAN HF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 176 421
Address
Glerargotu 30
600 Akureyri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Benedikt Kristjánsson (Mr.)
FODURVERKSMIDJAN LAXA HF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 114 654
Address
Krossanesi
603 Akureyri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
ómar Valgarsson (Mr.)
RODECAN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 176 421
Address
Barro Fonfria
39527 Ruiloba Canatbria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Antonio González Iglesias (Mr.)
PUNTA MOREIRAS S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 176 421
Address
L.g. Punta Moreiras S/n
36989 O Grove Pontevedra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Soutulllo (Mr.)
SEASIDE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 114 654
Address
Postboks 66
6201 Stranda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frode Hakon Kjoelaas (Mr.)
A. COELHO E CASTRO LDA

Participation ended

Portugal
Address
Praca De Luis De Camoes 15
4490 441 Povoa De Varzim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isidro Blanquet (Mr.)
MATIS OHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Vinlandsleid 12
113 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jon Arnason (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans Van De Vis (Dr.)
NOFIMA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bjorn Roth (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Cacheiro (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Winston Churchill Avenue University House
PO1 2UP Portsmouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elizabeth Bartle (Dr.)
Safiestela- Sustainable Aquafarming Investments
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 176 421
Address
Lugar Do Rio Alto, Estela
4570-275 Póvoa De Varzim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diogo Rosado (Mr.)