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New native fish species for asian aquaculture: conserving natural genetic reserves and increasing options for sustainable use of aquatic resources

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA4-CT-2001-10024

  • Start date

    1 November 2001

  • End date

    31 October 2003

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 891 895

  • EU contribution

    € 891 895

Coordinated by:

N/A

Objective

Chinese inland fisheries and aquaculture resources are at risk due to adverse environmental changes. We combine systematic, genetics, ecology, conservation, aquaculture, and fisheries expertise to locate, diagnose, screen and test new native species for aquaculture. We also locate, profile and assess management requirements of taxa that may provide new genetic material for species already in culture, primarily cyprinids of the genera Cyprinus and Carassius. We describe in detail the geographical and environmental limits of all target taxa constitutingin-situ genetic reserves for present and potential future aquaculture species, and establish conservation criteria for sustainable exploitation. The principal objective of the study is to increase the number of native species available for aquaculture.

Coordinator

N/A

Address

Participants (7)

CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

FUNDAÇAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Portugal

NANJING INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - STATE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ADMINISTRATION OF CHINA

China

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC

France

UNIVERSITY OF UMEAA

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA4-CT-2001-10024

  • Start date

    1 November 2001

  • End date

    31 October 2003

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 891 895

  • EU contribution

    € 891 895

Coordinated by:

N/A