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European Organic Aquaculture - Science-based recommendations for further development of the EU regulatory framework and to underpin future growth in the sector

Objective

The overall vision of the OrAqua project is the economic growth of the organic aquaculture sector in Europe, supported by science based regulations in line with the organic principles and consumer confidence. OrAqua will suggest improvements for the current EU regulatory framework for organic aquaculture based on i) a review of the relevant available scientific knowledge, ii) a review of organic aquaculture production and economics, as well as iii) consumer perceptions of organic aquaculture. The project will focus on aquaculture production of relevant European species of finfish, molluscs, crustaceans and seaweed. To ensure interaction with all relevant stakeholders throughout the project a multi stakeholder platform will be established. The project will assess and review existing knowledge on fish health and welfare, veterinary treatments, nutrition, feeding, seeds (sourcing of juveniles), production systems, including closed recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS), environmental impacts, socio-economic and aquaculture economic interactions, consumer aspects, legislations and private standards for organic aquaculture. The results will be communicated using a range of media and techniques tailored to involve all stakeholder groups. Further, Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) and SWOT analysis will be used to generate relevant and robust recommendations. A wide range of actors from several countries will participate and interact through a participatory approach. The 13 OrAqua project partners form a highly qualified and multidisciplinary consortium that includes four universities, five aquaculture research institutes, three research groups in social science, a fish farmer organisation, a fish farmer and two organic certification/control bodies. The main outcomes of the project will be recommendations on how to improve the EU regulation, executive dossiers and a Policy Implementation Plan (PIP). Further the project will deliver recommendations on how to enhance economic development of the European organic aquaculture sector.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Coordinator

NOFIMA AS
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Norway

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Risbråthe (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 296 370

Participants (12)

COISPA TECNOLOGIA & RICERCA SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 292 431
Address
Via Dei Trulli 18-20
70126 Bari

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Lembo (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 237 420
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ole Henrik Haslund (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 239 506
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cedric Villard (Mr.)
JIHOCESKA UNIVERZITA V CESKYCH BUDEJOVICICH
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 25 231
Address
Branisovska 31a
370 05 Ceske Budejovice

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jaroslava Nečasová (Mrs.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 89 211
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inga-Britt Bohlin (Mrs.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 203 246
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cees Klepper (Mr.)
DEBIO ASSOCIATION
Norway
EU contribution
€ 14 081
Address
Ostre Blixrud Vei 7
1940 Bjorkelangen

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Widar Finden (Mr.)
ISTITUTO PER LA CERTIFICAZIONE ETICA ED AMBIENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 14 150
Address
Via Brugnoli 15
40122 Bologna

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Antonio Compagnoni (Mr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 31 244
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Britta Breinbjerg Andersen (Ms.)
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PRODUCTEURS AQUACOLES ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 25 948
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 160
33127 Saint Jean D Illac

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Other
Administrative Contact
Catherine Pons (Ms.)
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLE VENEZIE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 23 754
Address
Viale Dell Universita 10
35020 Legnaro

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Amedeo Manfrin (Dr.)
CULMAREX SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 7 312
Address
Calle Don Carnal 14 Poligono
30880 Aguilas Murcia

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Clara Olmos Mulero (Ms.)