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ENRICHMENT OF AQUACULTURE IMPLANTS BY INTRODUCTION OF NEW MARINE SPECIES FROM THE WILD TO BREEDING

Objective

We propose a two years work, aiming at optimising sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus rearing, in order to enrich pre-existing aquaculture farms (based on sea bass, bream, and/or different bivalves) . Sea urchin breeding will be performed starting from adult specimens obtained from capture. Sea urchin roe (gonads) are first class food and are worldwide commercialised. This project arises from the increasing demand of sea urchin roes and is addressed to the feasibility of sea urchin aquaculture, broodstock and gonad improvement. In the last fifteen years, the aquaculture of sea urchin has been carried out by non-European factories, mainly in Japan, USA and Canada. Unsexed whole sea urchins or their processed gonads are shipped primarily to Japanese markets and to markets in France, Belgium, Greece, Italy and Turkey. The demand in these European Countries is at present partially fulfilled by a high fishing pressure on wild sea urchins, that in some areas (France, Greece) are at risk and protected species. A number of European and ICPC SMEs, dealing with aquaculture, are strongly interested to carry on a research focused at 2 main objectives: 1-to insert sea urchin aquaculture in their activities, in order to enrich and diversify their production, that is already going on with different marine species. 2- to obtain an environmentally friendly expansion of their activity, in order to increase sustainability and prevent environmental impact. The involved SMEs aim at obtaining know how and possibly patents to be invested in their activity, and need RTD activities and training of operators for overcoming problems and enhance competitivity.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 54 401
Administrative Contact
Stefano Iester (Dr.)

Participants (10)

THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 000
Address
Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Derek Black (Mr.)
ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH LIMITED
Israel
EU contribution
€ 7 200
Address
Tel Shikmona
31080 Haifa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Meir Arieli (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEL SALENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 4 000
Address
Piazza Tancredi 7
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luciana Dini (Prof.)
SVEUCILISTE U DUBROVNIKU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 4 000
Address
Branitelja Dubrovnika 29
20000 Dubrovnik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valter Kozul (Dr.)
MIRNA LUKA BRANITELJSKA ZADRUGA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 272 250
Address
Luka B B
20230 Ston
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Hausovich (Mr.)
REHO S.R.L.

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Zona Industriale
73014 Gallipoli, Lecce
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giulio Reho (Dr.)
FAI AQUACULTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 185 730
Address
Benchmark House 8 Smithy Wood Drive
S35 1QN Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Timothy Hugh Atack (Dr.)
Ardag Cooperative Agricultural Society Ltd
Israel
EU contribution
€ 185 730
Address
Kampen Street, North Shore
88116 Eilat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ido Zevulun (Mr.)
REHO GIULIO

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 297 355,63
Address
Via Bologna 2
73055 Racale (Le)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giulio Reho (Dr.)
AQUA SOCIETA AGRICOLA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 174 213,37
Address
Porto Turistico 129
16033 Lavagna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Co (Dr.)