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Consumer driven Production: Integrating Innovative Approaches for Competitive and Sustainable Performance across the Mediterranean Aquaculture Value Chain

Objective

Gilthead sea bream and European sea bass are by volume the third and fourth most farmed fish species in the EU, while their collective value surpasses that of salmon, trout or mussel. These two species are farmed and contribute significantly to wealth and job creation in rural and coastal areas in all EU Mediterranean countries. However, production of sea bream/bass in the EU has remained stagnant for the last decade and the industry faces significant sustainability challenges.
The overarching objective of PerformFISH is to increase the competitiveness of Mediterranean aquaculture by overcoming biological, technical and operational issues with innovative, cost-effective, integrated solutions, while addressing social and environmental responsibility and contributing to “Blue Growth”. PerformFISH adopts a holistic approach constructed with active industry involvement to ensure that Mediterranean marine fish farming matures into a modern dynamic sector, highly appreciated by consumers and society for providing safe and healthy food with a low ecological footprint, and employment and trade in rural, peripheral regions.
PerformFISH brings together a representative multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary consortium to generate, validate and apply new knowledge in real farming conditions to substantially improve the management and performance of the focal fish species, measured through Key Performance Indicators. At the core of PerformFISH design are, a) a link between consumer demand and product design, complemented with product certification and marketing strategies to drive consumer confidence, and b) the establishment and use of a numerical benchmarking system to cover all aspects of Mediterranean marine fish farming performance. Created knowledge and innovative solutions will underpin the developed code of conduct and good practices and will foster modernization through capacity building of the Mediterranean aquaculture workforce.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/ichthyology
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 579 692,50

Participants (27)

UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 603 123,75
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE ACUICULTURA DE ESPANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 190 451,25
Address
Camino Leche Santa, 2
11130 Chiclana De La Frontera Cadiz
Activity type
Other
SYNDESMOS ELLHNIKON THALASSOKALLIERGEION SOMATEO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 282 818,74
Address
L Vouliagmenis 517
16341 Ilioupoli Athina
Activity type
Other
ASSOCIAZIONE PISCICOLTORI ITALIANI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 213 788,75
Address
Via Del Perlar 37 A
37135 Verona
Activity type
Other
CROATIAN CHAMBER OF ECONOMY CCE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 103 200
Address
Rooseveltov Trg 2
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 334 580
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 964 386,25
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 193 431,25
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DE CIENCIAS DO MAR DO ALGARVE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 264 012,50
Address
Universidade Do Algarve
8005 032 Faro
Activity type
Research Organisations
PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 274 565
Address
University Campus Gallos
74100 Rethimno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 162 709
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 216 305
Address
Via Palladio 8
33100 Udine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 210 025
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 185 975
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 198 868,75
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PANAGIOTIS CHRISTOFILOGIANNIS - IOANA TAVLA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 149 312,50
Address
Papagou Leoforos 143
15773 Zografou
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AQUAXPRS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 260 187,50
Address
12 Pembroke Avenue, Denny Industrial Centre, Water
CB25 9QR Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPAROS LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 59 440
Address
Area Empresarial De Marim Lote C
8700 221 Olhao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 213 981,25
Address
Via Vitaliano Brancati 48
00144 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
SYNDICAT FRANCAIS AQUACULTURE MARINE NOUVELLE
France
EU contribution
€ 252 241,25
Address
160 Rue Blaise Pascal
33127 Saint Jean D'illac
Activity type
Other
RUDER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 55 947,50
Address
Bijenicka Cesta 54
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 122 925
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR THEDEVELOPMENT OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN EUROPE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 256 288
Address
Hc Andersens Boulevard 44-46
1553 Cobenhavn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 326 128,75
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SYNDICAT DES SELECTIONNEURS AVICOLES ET AQUACOLES FRANCAIS
France
EU contribution
€ 74 113,75
Address
Centre Inra De Tours Nouzilly
37380 Nouzilly
Activity type
Other
SKRETTING AQUACULTURE RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 106 750
Address
Po Box 319
4016 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLUSTER DE LA ACUICULTURA DE GALICIA ASOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 141 812,50
Address
Punta De Couso Aguino
15960 A Coruna
Activity type
Research Organisations