Low Trophic Aquaculture Value Chain Report

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Under the slogan “Our Future – Growing from water”, the Aquaculture Europe 2019 conference addressed innovative ways to support the aquaculture economy. This year, the European Commission DG RTD unit “Healthy Oceans & Seas” and the EATiP co-organised a full day programme called “Low impact – High output”. It addressed future opportunities of new value chains in aquaculture, specifically targeting low trophic species.

Through three consecutive sessions, major outcomes of European technology and innovation efforts contributing to ensuring food and nutrition security were presented, followed by industry-driven panel discussions where the audience had the chance to participate. The sessions provided a dissemination arena and high visibility of EU support to the sector. They also generated ideas for future research by linking Horizon 2020 project findings to opportunities for industrial applications and uptake. The AQUAEXCEL2020 session aimed to create a forum for engagement and exchange between researchers and potential industry beneficiaries, focusing on presenting innovative solutions generated by the project with potential high impact on the aquaculture industry.

Read the full report from the EU-EATiP Day here:

Copernicus Training workshop

Production in sea-based aquaculture is strongly interlinked with the state of the surrounding marine environment. A better use of the available data through the Copernicus Marine Environment Service can lead to more appropriate and reliable models for aquaculture planning, siting and operations. Together with Mercator Ocean International, the European provider of open marine data and services, EATiP invites aquaculture stakeholders to attend its training workshop on real-time environmental monitoring.  Through a co-creative process, we believe Copernicus can become a suitable instrument to support an evidence-based aquaculture management.

 

More information: http://marine.copernicus.eu/copernicus-marine-for-the-aquaculture-sector/