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Integrated approach for a sustainable and healthy freshwater aquaculture

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.

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Coordinator

VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.

Address

An Der Karlstadt 10
Bremerhaven

Germany

Administrative Contact

Alexandra OBERDIECK

Participants (27)

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INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FISHERIES IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE

Denmark

VERBAND DER DEUTSCHEN BINNENFISCHEREI E.V.

Germany

VATTENBRUKARNAS RIKSFORBUND

Sweden

POLSKIE TOWARZYSTWO RYBACKIE, ODDZIAL HODOWCOW RYB LOSOSIOWATYCH

Poland

ORGANIZACION DE PRODUCTORES PISCICULTORES

Spain

OESTERREICHISCHER FISCHEREIVERBAND

Austria

SU URUNLERI TANITIM DERNEGI

Turkey

THE DANISH AQUACULTURE ORGANISATION

Denmark

INTERNATIONAL ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SOCIETY

Switzerland

TEICHWIRTSCHAFT THOMAS KAINZ

Austria

AQUABIO TECH INNOVIA LIMITED

Malta

ARANYPONTY HALASZATI RT.

Hungary

HERMANN RAMEIL E.K.

Germany

HODOWLA RYB "SALMO"

Poland

LIMAN ENTEGRE BALIKCILIK SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

VISKWEKERIJ ROYAAL B.V.

Netherlands

JIHOCESKA UNIVERZITA V CESKYCH BUDEJOVICICH, VYZKUMNY USTAV RYBARSKY A HYDROBIOLOGICKY VE VODNANECH

Czechia

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

POLSKA AKADEMIA NAUK, ZAKLAD ICHTIOBIOLOGII I GOSPODARKI RYBACKIEJ

Poland

MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG

Germany

HALASZATI ES ONTOZESI KUTATO INTEZET

Hungary

DANISH INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES RESEARCH

Denmark

KAHLE, JENS BERNHARD

Germany

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK)

Denmark

STOWARZYSZENIE PRODUCENTOW RYB LOSOSIOWATYCH

Poland

AQUABIO TECH LIMITED

Malta

SZARVASI AKVAPARK EGYESÜLET (AKVAPARK ASSOCIATION)

Hungary

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30384

  • Start date

    11 September 2006

  • End date

    10 September 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 271 677

  • EU contribution

    € 2 504 923

Coordinated by:

VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.

Germany