New species, processes and products contributing to increased production and improved sustainability in emerging low trophic, and existing low and high trophic aquaculture value chains in the Atlantic | - CCMAR -

New species, processes and products contributing to increased production and improved sustainability in emerging low trophic, and existing low and high trophic aquaculture value chains in the Atlantic

Short Title 
AquaVitae
Coordinator 
Funding 
HORIZON 2020
Date 
05/2019 to 04/2023

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Main info

The AQUAVITAE project has the main objective of sustainably increase aquaculture production in and around the Atlantic Ocean by developing new and emerging low trophic species and by optimising production in existing aquaculture value chains under the principles of circular economy.

 

Expected results

The project’s purpose is to introduce new low trophic species, products and processes in marine aquaculture value chains across the Atlantic. Low trophic species are those organisms low on the food chain as sea urchins or mussels. The five chosen value chains of AquaVitaeinclude macroalgae, Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA), echinoderm species (e.g. sea urchins), shellfish and finfish. IMTA is a process that farms several species together using waste from one species as feed for another.

One of the main expected results of the project would be the creation of real and meaningful collaborative links between researchers, industry and other aquaculture stakeholders in the Atlantic area.

 

Members

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Name Position
Sofia Engrola Senior Researcher
Carmen Navarro Investigador
Cláudia Aragão Investigador
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Sofia Engrola
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Senior Researcher
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Carmen Navarro
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Investigador
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Name:
Cláudia Aragão
Position:
Investigador