Developing the next step in integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA)

The overall objective of the AquaVitae project, coordinated by Nofima Norway, is to increase aquaculture production in and around the Atlantic Ocean in a sustainable way by developing new and emerging low trophic species and by optimising production in existing aquaculture value chains. The value chains that AquaVitae will focus on include macroalgae production, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, and production of new echinoderm species as well as existing shellfish and finfish species. Together with partners from across the EU, Brazil and Southern Africa, AWI researchers will develop new value chains for sustainable aquaculture across the Atlantic.

AWI Aquaculture Research will lead work package 3 and case study 7 in AquaVitae. In WP3, AWI is responsible for technology transfer within the project and will demonstrate non-food products and protocols arising from project activities together with commercial partners.

In CS 7 AWI will work with partners Wild Coast Abalone and Rhodes University in South Africa, along with Sao Paulo State University and OSTRAMAR limited, Brazil. Activities include the surveying of suitable sea cucumber species for integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA) and testing established hatchery techniques for sea cucumber species.


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