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Development of automated technology for large scale land based production of lobster juveniles and lobster to market size, including development of robotic feeding and imaging control system

Objective

Strategic Objectives Addressed: The proposed project is focused on making large scale land based farming of European and American lobster feasible, both financially and practically, by developing automated technology for feeding and monitoring of each lobster individually. European and American lobster are cannibalistic in nature, and are therefore kept in individual housing cells demanding individual handling, which without automated technology has proven to be too labour consuming. The LobsterPlant project will by making large scale farming of lobster a reality, contribute to filling the gap between market demand and market supply of lobster and reduce the need to harvest natural lobster, whose population is already low due to over harvesting. There is currently no competing technology on the market which makes large scale farming of lobster feasible, so the proposing partners are hence creating a new market for themselves. Abstract: The demand for European lobster exceeds supply. Current European lobster landings can only supply 2–7% of the market demand as the natural stock is simply insufficient to sustain an annual harvest required by the market due to over fishing which has depleted stocks. Large scale aquaculture of lobster is an alternative method to provide the supply to the market, but has not to date been feasible due to lack of automated technology available. The LobsterPlant project will make large scale farming of lobster possible by developing of: • automated feeding and imaging technology for feeding and monitoring of the lobsters • cleaning technology for removal of waste in raceways • feed of right stability for the automated feeding technology and • determine optimal methods for control of water quality in lobster plants

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Coordinator

Norsk Hummer
Address
Vesterveien 15 B
N-4661 Kristiansand
Norway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 362 930
Administrative Contact
Arne Tysso (Mr.)

Participants (10)

STORVIK AQUA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 237 790
Address
Industriveien 13
6600 Sunndalsora
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Anders Rod
PORO I NORRLANGTRASK AB

Participation ended

Sweden
Address
Norrlangtrask 6
93495 Kage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Einar Marklund (Mr.)
Niebling Technische Buersten GmbH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 086,62
Address
Industriestrasse 12
91593 Burgbernheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans Niebling (Mr.)
THE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT (PADSTOW) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 74 488
Address
Riverside Padstow
PL28 8BY Cornwall
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rupert Wilson (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 12 970
Address
Kabelgaten 2
N-0580 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Asbjorn Rune Ousland (Mr.)
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 11 158
Address
Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julie Williams (Ms.)
LABOR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 8 468
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
00186 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Torrisi (Ms.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE RECURSOS BIOLOGICOS I.P. INRB
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 10 202
Address
Rua Barata Salgueiro 37/4
1250042 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ramiro Augusto Lopes Gomes
NORTH BAY SHELLFISH Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 128 467
Address
Horries, Deerness
KW17 2QL Orkney, Scotland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dennis Stephen Gowland
Aller Aqua A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 172 973,38
Address
Allervej 130
DK-6070 Chrsitiansfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens-Erik Zerrahn (Mr.)