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Green Aquaculture Intensification in Europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 773330

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 109 648,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 998 795

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

Italy

Objective

GAIN is designed to support the ecological intensification of aquaculture in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), with the dual objectives of increasing production and competitiveness of the industry, while ensuring sustainability and compliance with EU regulations on food safety and environment. Eco-intensification of European aquaculture is a transdisciplinary challenge that requires the integration of scientific and technical innovations, new policies and economic instruments, as well as the mitigation of social constraints. Successful eco-intensification of aquaculture will provide more and better aquatic products, more jobs, and improve trade balance by reducing imports.
GAIN, besides looking at innovative ways of integrating cultured species, will seek integration with other sectors, in order to promote the implementation of the principles of circular economy in Aquaculture. The GAIN Consortium includes a wide range of complementary expertise and a well blended mix of research institutes and industrial partners, which will ensure the achievement of the following specific objectives:

(i) Develop and optimize sustainable feeds, without increasing the pressure on land and fish stocks;
(ii) Add value to cultivation, by means of innovative processes, which turn both by-products and side-streams into valuable secondary materials, thus increasing profits and minimizing the environmental footprint;
(ii) Improve the management of finfish and shellfish farms, in terms of FCR, fish welfare and reduction of wastes, through the use of sensors, biomarkers, Big Data, IoT (Internet of Things) and predictive mathematical models;
(iv) Support integrated policies and address current barriers to the implementation of the principles of circular economy in aquatic production.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

Address

Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 710 328,75

Participants (19)

THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 474 542,50

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 421 260

IBM IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 599 000

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 430 736,25

LONGLINE ENVIRONMENT LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 580 000

SPAROS LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 381 251,25

SALTEN HAVBRUKSPARK AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 383 125

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 394 236,25

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 375

AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 139 802,50

ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY W SZCZECINIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 203 500

ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE FABRICANTES DE CONSERVAS DE PESCADOS Y MARISCOS-CENTRO TECNICO NACIONAL DE CONSERVACION DE PRODUCTOS DE LA PESCA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 171 125

WAISTER AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 259 750

GILDESKAL FORSKNINGSSTASJON AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 263 750

LEBECHE SPAIN SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 131 987,50

Sagremarisco-Viveiros de Marisco Lda

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 90 500

FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 114 525

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

Canada

SOUTH CHINA SEA FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF FISHERIES SCIENCES

China

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 773330

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 109 648,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 998 795

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

Italy