Aquaculture

Aquaculture of algae can be differentiated in macro-, and micro algae. Micro algae are unicellular organisms that are produced on land either in open ponds or in bioreactors. Macro algae are multicellular organisms growing from photosynthesis. These can be farmed (aquaculture) or exploited by extraction from natural populations in coastal areas (algae extraction). Macro algae are farmed mainly at sea in Europe. Its value chain is broadly similar to fish and shellfish.
Aquaculture of fish and shellfish means farming aquatic organisms, mainly for human consumption. It is composed of three major sub-sectors: marine shellfish farming (e.g. oysters and mussels, shrimps, other crustaceans), marine finfish farming (salmon, sea bass and sea bream being the most important) and freshwater finfish farming (trout, carp, eel, etc.). Its value chain includes capture fisheries, fish food production, equipment, supply, finance and logistics, processing, and marketing & distribution.

Acronym Title Programme Start/end View
VEGEAQUA
Adaptation of fish aquaculture
Fond Unique Interminitériel
2010
2013
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ARRAINA
Advanced Research Initiatives for Nutrition & Aquaculture
FP7
2012
2016
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n.a.
Algodling hos massa- och pappersbruk för hållbar produktion av bioolja
VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Inn
2012
2014
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PREVENT ESCAPE
Assessing the causes and developing measures to prevent the escape of fish from sea-cage aquaculture
FP7
2009
2012
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BenefitS
BENEFITS OF THE PRODUCTION OF SEAWEEDS IN INTEGRATED MULTI-TROPHIC AQUACULTURE
PTDC
2010
2013
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BESSY
BioBullets For Enhanced Sustainable Shellfish Yield
Eurostars
2013
2016
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SETTLE
Bivalve conditioning and settlement keys to competitive hatchery production
FP7
2008
2010
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LIFECYCLE
Building a biological knowledge-base on fish lifecycles for competitive, sustainable European aquaculture
FP7
2009
2013
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EIRCOD
Cod Broodstock & Breeding Programme
NDP 2007-2013 Marine Research Sub-Programme
2007
2014
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BIVALIFE
Controlling infectious diseases in oysters and mussels in Europe
FP7
2011
2014
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BIOMARINE
Creation of a pond for reproductive adult fish and a hatchery
Fond Unique Interministériel
2007
2008
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SALINALGUE
Cultures of microalgae for the production of bioenergy and bioproducts
Fond Unique Interminitériel
2009
2012
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WEANTUNA
Developing A Weaning- Diet And Protocol For Bluefin Tuna
Eurostars
2013
2014
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CleanHatch
Development and implementation of an innovative cleaning technology for marine and freshwater larval hatchery tanks in recirculating aquaculture systems
FP7
2010
2012
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GreenDiets
Development and testing of new diets for aquaculture based microalgae concentrates
QREN I&DT
2009
2012
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SEAWEED-STAR
Development of a cost efficient and sustainable large-scale offshore seaweed cultivation systems, based on the principles of the seaweed carrier cultivation concept
Eurostars
2011
2014
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SHELLPLANT
Development of a novel production system for intensive and cost effective bivalve farming
FP7
2010
2011
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AquaPlan
Development of an AquaPlan for Irish Finfish Aquaculture
NDP 2007-2013 Marine Research Sub-Programme
2008
2011
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CLOSEDFISHCAGE
Development of an innovative, cost-effective environmentally friendly closed cage for sea-based fish farming
FP7
2009
2011
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OPTOCO2FISH
Development of an Opto-chemical Carbon Dioxide Sensor for Aquaculture and Oceanography Applications
FP7
2009
2011
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LOBSTERPLANT
Development of automated technology for large scale land based production of lobster juveniles and lobster to market size, including development of robotic feeding and imaging control system
FP7
2008
2011
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SEPIATECH
Development of cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, aquaculture production technology - feed and husbandry refinements
PROMAR
2011
2014
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SWEEDTECH
Development of large scale offshore seaweed cultivation
HAVBRUK -Aquaculture – An Industry in Growth
2011
2014
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n.a.
Development of Viable Hatchery and Ongrowing Methodologies for Seaweed Species
NDP 2007-2013 Marine Research Sub-Programme
2008
2011
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n.a.
Dissecting structural and functional genomic factors underlying the resistance of Atlantic salmon fry to infectious pancreatic necrosis
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Researc
2008
2011
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DIVERSE
DIVERSIFYING LIVE FEED DIETS FOR REARING MARINE FISH LARVAE IN SEMI-INTENSIVE SYSTEMS
PTDC
2011
2014
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ENRICH
Enrichment of aquaculture implants by introduction of new marine species from the wild to breeding
FP7
2008
2011
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n.a.
Evaluating novel plant oilseeds enriched in omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids to support sustainable development of aquaculture
BBSRC - Industrial Partnership Award (IPA)
2012
2015
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SALMOTRIP
Feasibility study of triploid salmon production
FP7
2008
2010
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n.a.
FISHWELFARE - Identification of key aspects for ecologically sustainable fish aquaculture under Swedish conditions
The Swedish Research Council for Environment,
2010
2011
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n.a.
FORMAS-LIFECYCLE POSTDOC: Building a biological knowledge-base on fish lifecycles for competitive, sustainable European aquaculture - Research on development and growth of marine species
The Swedish Research Council for Environment,
2010
2011
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n.a.
Från avfall till livsmedel - mikroorganismer för uthållig fiskodling
VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Inn
2012
2013
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SELFDOTT
From capture based to self-sustained aquaculture and domestication of bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus
FP7
2008
2011
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n.a.
Genetic markers for flesh quality in farmed fish
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Researc
2012
2013
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ACIPENSEXE
Identification of the sex of sturgeon

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PROSPAWN
Implementation of natural spawning for marine fish species in culture - improving the quality of off-spring and animal welfare
FP7
2009
2012
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n.a.
Improved mitigation and management strategies of toxic algal blooms using a molecular biological approach
The Swedish Research Council for Environment,
2011
2014
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IDASSMYX
INFECTION DYNAMIC OF AQUACULTURE SEABASS AND SEABREAM BY MYXOZOA
PTDC
2012
2015
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MERMAID
Innovative Multi-purpose off-shore platforms: planning, Design and operation;
FP7
2012
2015
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Aquafima
Integrating Aquaculture and Fisheries Management towards a sustainable regional development in the Baltic Sea Region
2011
2014
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COEXIST
Interaction in coastal waters: A roadmap to sustainable integration of aquaculture and fisheries
FP7
2010
2013
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n.a.
Marine substrate production for biogas and nutrient removal
Swedish Energy Agency
2013
2013
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ZEESTER
Measurement of physico-chemical parameters within aquaculture cages
2008
2010
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PROMICROBE
Microbes as positive actors for more sustainable aquaculture
FP7
2009
2013
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TROPOS
Modular Multi-use Deep Water Offshore Platform Harnessing and Servicing Mediterranean, Subtropical and Tropical Marine and Maritime Resources
FP7
2012
2015
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n.a.
NÄRFISK testbädd teknik
VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Inn
2012
2014
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n.a.
Nyutveckling av odlingsprocess i landbaserat ostronkläckeri
VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Inn
2010
2012
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AQUAMONITOR
OPTICAL FIBER SENSORS FOR WATER QUALITY MONITORING APPLIED TO THE DETERMINATION OF DISSOLVED CARBON DIOXIDE IN AQUACULTURE
PTDC
2011
2014
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EUROAGRI+ RECOST
Optimised Technology For Rearing Of Sturgeon Juveniles In Modern Recycling Systems
Eureka
2007
2011
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n.a.
PHAGE THERAPY AS A LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ALTERNATIVE TO INACTIVE PHATOGENIC BACTERIA IN FISHFARMING PLANTS
PTDC
2011
2014
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REGULBASS
Polymorphisms of regulation and generic determinism of expression
Agence National de la Recherche
2009
2010
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MARAQUAFEED
Preserved Zooplankton As A Diet For Marine Aquaculture Species
Eurostars
2012
2014
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SHAMASH
Production of lipidic biofuel from microalgae
Agence National de la Recherche
2006
2008
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n.a.
Prophylactic measures in rainbow trout aquaculture: Further development of a DNA vaccine for proliferative kidney disease
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Researc
2013
2015
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AQUAPECTEN
REINTRODUCTION OF SCALLOPS IN MEDITERRANEAN

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PRO-EEL
Reproduction of European Eel: Towards a Self-sustained Aquaculture
FP7
2010
2014
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REPROSEL
Reproduction protocols and molecular tools for mass spawning and communal rearing based selective breeding schemes applied to multiple-spawning marine fish
FP7
2010
2012
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REPROSEED
REsearch to improve PROduction of SEED of established and emerging bivalve species in European hatcheries
FP7
2010
2014
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n.a.
Samarbete mellan Kina och Sverige för hållbar tillverkning av marina högvärdessubstanser från mikroalger
VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Inn
2012
2013
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n.a.
Seaweeds for a Biobased Society - farming, biorefining and energy production (SEAFARM)
The Swedish Research Council for Environment,
2013
2017
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STEP
Sistema de Tratamento integrado de Efluentes de Piscicultura
PROMAR
2013
2015
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Seafare
Sustainable and Environmentally friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic Region of Europe
INTERREG IVB (Atlantic Area Transnational Pro
2010
2012
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AQUAIMPROV
Sustainable Aquaculture and Animal Welfare
Programa Operacional Regional do Norte - ON.2
2013
2015
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SUDEVAB
Sustainable development of European SMEs engaged in Abalone aquaculture
FP7
2008
2010
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COFASP
Sustainable marine renewable resources
FP7- ERA-NET
2013
2017
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SUBMARINER
Sustainable Uses of Baltic Marine Resources
2010
2013
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TARGETFISH
Targeted disease prophylaxis in European fish farming
FP7
2012
2017
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DEAMMRECIRC
The development of a deammonification treatment to remove nitrogen from recirculated water used in aquaculture
FP7
2011
2012
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SMARTCATCH
The Development of a novel remote stress sensing system to increase safety, efficiency and reduce environmental effects in fishing and mooring applications
FP7
2008
2012
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Dreisena
The impact of invasive mollusc Dreissena polymorpha on water quality and ecosystem functioning
2012
2014
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TOWTAU
TOWARDS FISHMEAL-INDEPENDENT FISH DIETS: THE ROLE OF TAURINE;
PTDC
2012
2014
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SEAS-ERA
Towards Integrated Marine Research Strategy and Programmes
FP7- ERA-NET
2010
2014
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n.a.
Towards the development of a vaccine for proliferative kidney disease
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Researc
2007
2010
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ULTRAFISH
ULTRASOUND TO ENHANCE THE NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF EGGS AND YOLK-FEEDING LARVAE: A NOVEL NUTRITIONAL TOOL TO PROGRAM GROWTH POTENTIAL AND METABOLIC PATHWAYS IN JUVENILE FISH
PTDC
2010
2013
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n.a.
Using integrative acid-base physiology to improve the efficiency and sustainability of fish production
BBSRC - Industrial Partnership Award (IPA)
2013
2016
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WATER
Warning of Algal Toxin Events to support aquaculture in the NPP Coastal Zone Region
INTERREG IVB (Northern Periphery Programme)
2009
2011
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n.a.
WATERBORNE SEAWEED METABOLITES AS A GREEN SOLUTION FOR ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPY IN AQUACULTURE
PTDC
2011
2014
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the Regions of Knowledge programme of FP7