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Integrated approach for a sustainable and healthy freshwater aquaculture

Objective

About 75 percent of the world's most valuable marine fish stocks are either fished to the limits or over-fished. At the same time world fish consumption has increased from 45 million tonnes in 1973 to more than 130 million in 2000, with an estimated rising demand in the future. In order to serve this increasing demand on the long run, sustainable alternatives have to be strengthened.

The most promising one is the aquaculture industry, dominated by SMEs (90%), providing more than 60.000 jobs in Europe, including upstream and downstream activities. It has undergone a revolution over the last decades and can now be regarded as a significant segment of the EU economy and global fisheries sector. However, disorientation regarding best practices and the need t o be competitive especially against low cost producers from Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean result in an increasing pressure on the aquaculture farms, especially in the case of SMEs. Moreover, several adverse impacts resulting for instance from the discharge of effluents, water extraction, chemicals use or genetic releases are opposed to upcoming restrictive European and national environmental and health legislations and demands.

The success of European's aquaculture farmers in the growing global aqua culture market depend in a great measure on farmers' ability to stand the different requirements: to compete with foreign aquaculture products and to respond to European and national political and consumers' quality, environmental and health requirements.

Therefore, the overall objective of the proposed project is to expand the knowledge base of the European freshwater aquaculture farmers by training them mainly in following three clusters of innovation:
(1) Diversification of economical valuable products,
(2) Improving product quality, and
(3) Improving the profitability of production; and with this to improve their overall competitiveness.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-SME-COLL
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Funding Scheme

Collective - SMEs-Collective research projects

Coordinator

VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.
Address
An Der Karlstadt 10
Bremerhaven
Germany

Participants (27)

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FISHERIES IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE
Denmark
Address
H.c. Andersens Bouleward 44 To 46
Copenhagen V
VERBAND DER DEUTSCHEN BINNENFISCHEREI E.V.
Germany
Address
Koenigstorgraben 11
Nuernberg
VATTENBRUKARNAS RIKSFORBUND
Sweden
Address
Fiskebaeckshamn 4
Vaestra Froelunda
POLSKIE TOWARZYSTWO RYBACKIE, ODDZIAL HODOWCOW RYB LOSOSIOWATYCH
Poland
Address
Rutki
Zukowo
ORGANIZACION DE PRODUCTORES PISCICULTORES
Spain
Address
C/.general Moscardo, 3-5 F
Madrid
OESTERREICHISCHER FISCHEREIVERBAND
Austria
Address
Haberlgasse 32/13
Vienna
SU URUNLERI TANITIM DERNEGI
Turkey
Address
Ataturk Bulv. Birsan Ishani No:40 Kat:6 D:603 1. Kordon Alsancak
Izmir
THE DANISH AQUACULTURE ORGANISATION
Denmark
Address
Vejlsovej 51
Silkeborg
INTERNATIONAL ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SOCIETY
Switzerland
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 2
Wolhusen
TEICHWIRTSCHAFT THOMAS KAINZ
Austria
Address
Heidenreichsteinerstraße 57A
Waidhofen/thaya
AQUABIO TECH INNOVIA LIMITED
Malta
Address
Flat 3, Tiber Appartments, Antonio Sciortino Street
Msida
ARANYPONTY HALASZATI RT.
Hungary
Address
Vorosmarty U. 16/B
Szahalombatta
HERMANN RAMEIL E.K.
Germany
Address
Pipprichsweg 7
Fritzlar
HODOWLA RYB "SALMO"
Poland
Address
Podgory 7A
Kepice
LIMAN ENTEGRE BALIKCILIK SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
Address
Yali Mah. Rihtim Cad. No 5 Kat:1 Maltepe
Istanbul
VISKWEKERIJ ROYAAL B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Breedijk 13
Helmond
JIHOCESKA UNIVERZITA V CESKYCH BUDEJOVICICH, VYZKUMNY USTAV RYBARSKY A HYDROBIOLOGICKY VE VODNANECH
Czechia
Address
Branisovska 31
Ceske Budejovice
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen
POLSKA AKADEMIA NAUK, ZAKLAD ICHTIOBIOLOGII I GOSPODARKI RYBACKIEJ
Poland
Address
Ul. Kalinowa 2
Zaborze
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
Address
Universitaetsplatz 10
Halle A. D. Saale
HALASZATI ES ONTOZESI KUTATO INTEZET
Hungary
Address
Anna Liget 8.0
Szarvas
DANISH INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES RESEARCH
Denmark
Address
Jaegersborgvej 64-66
Kgs. Lyngby
KAHLE, JENS BERNHARD
Germany
Address
Idagroden 7
Zetel
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK)
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelunds Vej 1
Kgs. Lyngby
STOWARZYSZENIE PRODUCENTOW RYB LOSOSIOWATYCH
Poland
Address
Al. Wolnosci 30/105
Lebork
AQUABIO TECH LIMITED
Malta
Address
Tiber Apartments 3, Antonio Sciortino Street
Msida
SZARVASI AKVAPARK EGYESÜLET (AKVAPARK ASSOCIATION)
Hungary
Address
Tanya, I. Kk.10. Sz.
Szarvas