Further development of Danish organic aquaculture (ØKOAKVA-1) (38806)

Project Details


The first Danish organic rainbow trout with the Danish red Ø label was introduced to the market in 2005. The demand for organic trout is increasing and Danish trout farmers are currently con¬verting to organic production. However, the development of organic trout production in Denmark has been challenged by a very strict national legislation for organic aquaculture production. However, by the coming into force of the EU regulation for organic aquaculture by 1 July 2010 equality was established between the European organic fish farmers, but new challenges were faced by the Danish organic farmers. Therefore, further development and establishment of sustainable organic fish production in Denmark required strengthened research efforts, i.e. nutritional and environmental aspects, farming conditions, health, green energy and water consumption to improve the competitiveness and efficiency in production.

The project aim was to facilitate the implementation of the EU regulation on Organic Aquaculture for the production of rainbow trout in fresh and sea water, organic production of line mussels and sea weed.

The project was coordinated by Danish Aquaculture Association, Denmark and funded by the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and the European Fisheries Fund (EFF).

Research area: Aquaculture
Effective start/end date01/01/201031/03/2013