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Sustainable aquaculture production through the use of recirculation systems

Objective

Fish farming is increasing in importance as provider of food for human consumption. However, availability of feed resources, access to water of desired quality and acceptable waste management may challenge future growth of European aquaculture industry.

It is therefore necessary to identify production techniques to meet these challenges by being sustainable and guarantee the production of safe and high quality products. Recirculation Aquaculture Systems (RAS) may be such a technique that can be applicable t o more countries within the EU than where it is presently used. Recirculation systems already exist in western countries and proved economically feasible, permit control of the production process including effluents and escapees.

Although improvements are still needed related to maximal growth rate of the fish, possible off-flavour problems and specific diseases, RAS has great advantages compared to traditional farming from an environmental point of view. Knowledge about, and experience from, use of different RAS throughout Europe would give valuable information about the pros and cons for these systems and how they work under different environmental conditions.

Eastern European countries are facing problems of water use conflicts, wastes and maintaining breeder stocks of endangered fish species. The biggest potential for improved farming practice through the introduction of RAS is perhaps in Eastern Europe.

However, implementation of technology in any part of Europe needs to be based on detailed knowledge of viability of RAS in conjunction with the prevailing environmental conditions. The objective of this proposal is to identify factors limiting sustainable production of seafood in Europe, with particular focus on the use of RAS.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-FOOD-4-C
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

NOFIMA AS
Address
Muninbakken 9-13 Breivika
PO Box 6122 Tromsø
Norway

Participants (19)

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
9101 Wageningen
INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Rue Jean-jacques Rousseau 155
Issy-les-moulineaux
UNIVERSITY OF SPLIT, CENTER FOR SEA STUDIES
Croatia
Address
Livanjska 5/Ii
Split
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES, AQUACULTURE AND IRRIGATION
Hungary
Address
Anna-liget 8.
Szarvas
"DUNAREA DE JOS" UNIVERSITY OF GALATI
Romania
Address
Domneasca, No.47
Galati
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
9101 Wageningen
POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, INSTITUTE OF ICHTHYBIOLOGY AND AQUACULTURE
Poland
Address
Ul. Kalinowa 2
Zaborze
CENTRAL FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Turkey
Address
Sana
Yomra - Trabzon
VILLMARKSFISK AS
Norway
Address
Østerdalsveien
Bardu
MARING D.O.O.
Croatia
Address
Put Firula 16
Split
KAVIAR HOUSE BUCURESTI - FILIALA TULCEA
Romania
Address
Campia Liabertatii 89 Bis
Isaccea
SHUBUNKIN FISH PRODUCTION LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Hungary
Address
Paptelek 21
Derekegyhaz
INNOFLEX LTD. CO. FOR TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTING IN AQUACULTURE
Hungary
Address
Annaliget 7
Szarvas
COMITÉ INTERPROFESSIONNEL DES PRODUITS DE L'AQUACULTURE
France
Address
32 Rue De Paradis
Paris
CHRIST SPOLKA SP. Z O.O.
Poland
Address
Czarnochowice 171
Wieliczka
KILIC DENIZ URUNLERI A.S.
Turkey
Address
Milas Bodrum Karayolu
Milas-bodrum
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND FISHERIES
Croatia
Address
Setaliste Ivana Mestrovica 63
500 Split
IDAGIDA TARIMSAL URETIM IC VE DIS TIC. LTD. ST.
Turkey
Address
Bursa Karayolu 2.Km
Canakkale
JIHOCESKA UNIVERZITA V CESKYCH BUDEJOVICICH VYZKUMNY USTAV RYBARSKY A HYDROBIOLOGICKY VE VODNANECH
Czechia
Address
Zatisi 728/Ii
Vodnany