Future growth in sustainable, resilient and climate friendly organic and conventional European aquaculture


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 workpackages will contribute to improvements of future aquaculture. To ensure sustainable and resilient production of fish in the future we will work with tailor made fish and feed (WP1 and WP2), and validate fish performance and water quality in costeffective production systems (WP4). Consumer demand and awareness of how to choose sustainable and climate friendly seafood is part of WP3. With the increasing production of seafood, we face space-conflicts, which, in combination with the current regulatory frameworks will be considered (WP3). Wireless sensor technology (WP5) for health and welfare monitoring and novel technology for product quality and packaging (WP6) to meet future demands, will be implemented. Stakeholders' knowledge and views will be important, and communication, dissemination (WP8) as well as training sessions (WP7) will be emphasized

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Francesco Capozzi

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari

Nofima Genetics as(Norway)

Other Participants:
Ichthyokalliergeies Argosaronikou Anonymi Etairia (Greece)
Hellenic Centre For Marine Research (Greece)
Ist.Zooprofilattico Sperim.Delle Venezie (Italy)
Aller Aqua A/S (Italy)
Sveriges Lantbruks Universitet -Slu- (Sweden)
Danish Salmon A/S (Denmark)
Galaxidi Marine Farm Ae (Greece)
Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (Dlo Food And Biobased) (Netherlands)
Osland Stamfisk As (Norway)
Akvaforsk Genetics Center AS (Norway)
Irida Ae-Products For Animal Production-Services (Greece)
Fédération Européenne des Producteurs Aquacoles (Belgium)
Kefalonia Fisheries Industrial And Commercial Company Ae (Greece)
Panepistimio Dytikis Attikis-University Of West Attica (Greece)
Campden Bri Magyarorszag Nonprofit Kft. (Hungary)
Alintel S.R.L. (Italy)
Salmar Farming As (Norway)
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Denmark)
University Of Haifa (Israel)
Medicair Food S.R.L. (Italy)
Salmobreed As (Norway)
Marin Biogas Sverige Ab (Sweden)
COISPA TECNOLOGIA & RICERCA Soc.Coop. a.r.l. (Italy)
University of Thessaly - Research Committee - UTH (Greece)
Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Tagliapietra E Figli S.R.L (Italy)
Economia del mare (Italy)
Almaplasma S.R.L. (Italy)
IFOAM EU Group (Belgium)
AquaSearch ova Aps (Denmark)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 6.000.000,00
Project Duration in months: 48
Start Date: 01/11/2018
End Date: 31/10/2022

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Climate Action This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 817737