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Improving European aquaculture by advancing selective breeding to the next level for the six main finfish species

Objective

Only about 10% of today’s global aquaculture production use genetically improved stocks. In Europe, some breeding programmes consist of only the basic components of a breeding scheme. Hence, there is large potential to increase efficiency and profit by domestication and genetic improvement of farmed finfish. The main challenge of FISHBOOST is to realise this potential into economic and social acceptable breeding schemes, and advance these for each of the six target species. Acknowledging the different capacities of the species, the aim of FISHBOOST is: To improve the efficiency and profitability of European aquaculture by advancing selective breeding to the next level for each of the six main finfish species through collaborative research with industry. FISHBOOST considers the main components of breeding programmes for Atlantic salmon, common carp, European seabass, gilthead seabream, rainbow trout and turbot. Disease resistance and production efficiency are genetically improved through detailed phenotyping and advanced genomic technologies. The economic impact and producers’ perceptions will be assessed for the recommendations for each of the species. 14 well-recognised RTD participants in Europe on aquaculture breeding will collaborate in a five year comprehensive research project with 7 SMEs, 4 large industries and 1 NGO throughout Europe that are in the lead of the development of their species’ breeding programmes or are vectors between industry and RTD. A mixture of low and high-tech technological advances depending on current capacities of the species will be developed to move each species’ breeding program to the next level. This step-change advance will facilitate balanced and sustainable breeding programmes applying a wide set of traits, breeding tools and technologies. A dissemination program will deliver these results to SMEs and other end-users, thereby advancing existing and stimulating new aquaculture breeding programmes in Europe.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

NOFIMA AS
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 741 478
Administrative Contact
Anne Risbraathe (Ms.)

Participants (27)

MAA JA ELINTARVIKETALOUDEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

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Finland
EU contribution
€ 58 417,37
Address
Building O - Humppilantie 14
FI-31600 Jokioinen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eeva-Liisa Ryhänen (Dr.)
EUROPEAN FORUM OF FARM ANIMAL BREEDERS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 168 800
Address
Dreijenlaan 2K 1060 1061
6703 HA Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marjolein Neuteboom (Ms.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 180 539
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stelios Kastrinakis (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 264 186
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cedric Villard (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 219 136
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cees Klepper
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 296 707
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pilar Gaitón (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 318 276
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maryse Blin (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 533 043
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 353 427
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rune Eikanger (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 181 695
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Garbo (Dr.)
JIHOCESKA UNIVERZITA V CESKYCH BUDEJOVICICH
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 235 080
Address
Branisovska 31A
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jiri Kolecek (Dr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 285 971
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ruben Spreeuwers (Mr.)
KALLIERGEIES YDROVION ORGANISMON ANONYMOS ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 81 908
Address
Odos Old National Patras Athina 55
26504 Agios Vasileios Rio Achaias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Glavas (Mr.)
FERME MARINE DU DOUHET SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 72 238
Address
Port Du Douhet
17840 La Bree Les Bains
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Sebastien Bruant (Mr.)
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PRODUCTEURS AQUACOLES ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 34 620
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 160
33127 Saint Jean D Illac
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Catherine Pons (Ms.)
BIOMOLECULAR RESEARCH GENOMICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 370 500
Address
Via Redipuglia 21A
35131 Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Barbara Simionati (Dr.)
CLUSTER DE LA ACUICULTURA DE GALICIA ASOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 220 228
Address
Punta De Couso Aguino
15960 A Coruna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Noa Carames (Ms.)
SARL MILIN NEVEZ
France
EU contribution
€ 82 500
Address
Zi De Kerbriant
29610 Plouigneau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique Charles (Mr.)
GENEAQUA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 181 943
Address
Calle Ribadeo 18 1 Izquierda
27002 Lugo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adrián Millán Pérez (Dr.)
KLATOVSKE RYBARSTVI AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 110 100
Address
K Letisti 442
339 01 Klatovy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vaclav Voracek (Mr.)
GIE LABORATOIRE D'ANALYSES GENETIQUES POUR LES ESPACES ANIMALES
France
EU contribution
€ 205 720
Address
Domaine De Vilvert
78350 Jouy En Josas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marie-Yvonne Boscher (Mrs.)
BENCHMARK GENETICS NORWAY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 76 601
Address
Bontelabo 2
5003 Bergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan-Emil Johannessen (Mr.)
SYNDICAT DES SELECTIONNEURS AVICOLES ET AQUACOLES FRANCAIS
France
EU contribution
€ 340 367
Address
Centre Inra De Tours Nouzilly
37380 Nouzilly
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rosine Richer (Mrs.)
VYZKUMNY USTAV VETERINARNIHO LEKARSTVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Hudcova 296/70
621 00 Brno
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Vladana Kubickova (Ms.)
SCEA LES POISSONS DU SOLEIL
France
EU contribution
€ 46 132
Address
Rue Des Trimarans 1 Zone D Activites Economiques
34540 Balaruc Les Bains
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Balma (Mr.)
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 316 387,63
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eeva-Liisa Ryhänen (Dr.)
LABOGENA DNA
France
Address
69, Rue De La Motte Brulon
35700 Rennes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yves Agez (Mr.)