Future growth in sustainable, resilient and climate friendly organic and conventional European aquaculture (FutureEUAqua) (39567)

Project Details


The overall objective of FutureEUAqua is to effectively promote sustainable growth of resilient to climate changes, environmental friendly organic and conventional aquaculture of major fish species and low trophic level organisms in Europe, to meet future challenges with respect to the growing consumer demand for high quality, nutritious and responsibly produced food. To this end, FutureEUAqua will promote innovations in the whole value chain, including genetic selection, ingredients and feeds, non-invasive monitoring technologies, innovative fish products and packaging methods, optimal production systems such as IMTA and RAS, taking into account socioeconomic considerations by the participation of a wide spectrum of stakeholders, training and dissemination activities.

To achieve the objective and to relate to the work program, nine work packages will contribute to improvements of future aquaculture. To ensure sustainable and resilient production of fish FutureEUAqua will work with tailor made fish and feed, and validate fish performance and water quality in cost effective production systems. Consumer demand and awareness of how to choose sustainable and climate friendly seafood. With the increasing production of seafood, we face space-conflicts, which, in combination with the current regulatory frameworks will be considered. Wireless sensor technology for health and welfare monitoring and novel technology for product quality and packaging to meet future demands, will be implemented.

Stakeholders' knowledge and views will be important, and communication, dissemination as well as training sessions will be emphasized.

The project is coordinated by NOFIMA, Norway and is funded by HORIZON 2020 Blue Growth Programme.

Research area: Aquaculture
Effective start/end date01/11/201830/09/2022