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European Aquaculture Training for improving Seafood Husbandry

Short Title 
EATFISH
Coordination 
CCMAR
Coordinator 
Budget CCMAR 
237720.24k€
Total budget 
4075413.00k€
Funding 
Comissão Europeia
Partners 
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS (CSIC)
Aarhus Universitet
Ifremer
Nofima
Hafrannsoknastofnun
Bantry Marine Research Station Limited
Universite de Bretagne Occidentale
ABS-INT
National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre
University of Stirling
University College Cork
Date 
01/2021 to 12/2024

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European Aquaculture Training for improving Seafood Husbandry

Aquaculture is the fastest growing food sector since the 1970s and its most important purpose is to provide healthy and safe food adapted to consumer preferences. At the same time there are fundamental concerns about the ways we farm and transport food across the world, which are related to negative environmental impacts. Hence, sustainable aquaculture has been identified as the “greatest and most feasible” way to obtain adequate seafood for human consumption and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2, 4, 13 and 14 on food security, quality education, climate action and use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
The objective of EATFish is a sustainable and profitable European aquaculture sector to secure healthy seafood for our growing society.
With a truly multidisciplinary consortium composed of universities, research institutes and private sector partners we propose cutting-edge research related to the biology and technical aspects of aquaculture and have a similarly large effort directed towards socio-economic and governance aspects of aquaculture. Through this overarching approach we aim to:
1. Optimise resource economy in European aquaculture, such that it contributes to a circular bioeconomy
2. Ensure animal health and welfare
3. Develop novel aquaculture products targeted to specific market segments
4. Refine aquaculture governance to facilitate sustainable development of the sector
5. Enhance the skills and competences of future aquaculture professionals
By addressing these issues, we intend to aid European aquaculture to address current and future challenges related to competition in the market place, sustainability, disease in aquaculture systems and governance.

 

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Programme under grant agreement No. 956697 (EATFISH). This output reflects only the author’s view and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

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Cláudia Aragão Investigador
Sofia Engrola Senior Researcher
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Cláudia Aragão
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Sofia Engrola
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Senior Researcher