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TA 3. Managing the Biological Lifecycle

Chair: Patrick Lavens – INVE Technologies (Belgium)
Facilitator: Béatrice Chatain – IFREMER (France)
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VISION statement:

"European aquaculture in 2030 will produce larger volumes and contribute to a decrease of imports through a significant improvement of its competitiveness. It will also focus on being a commercial stakeholder in aquaculture worldwide. For the biological inputs, this competitiveness will be obtained from: Product specificity, targeted production environments, a high level of professionalism & skills and clear political & societal support."

Identified KEY GOALS:

  1. Establish predictability and improve output and cost control at every production stage of the lifecycle
  2. Genetic improvement of productive, health and welfare traits
  3. Improve broodstock management methods and control of sex and reproduction in captivity
  4. Manage the lifecycle of carefully selected "new" species that have high economic importance


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Access to TA3 Thematic Area Documents

Relevant EU funded RTD Projects:

You can click on the acronym to download the Technical Leaflet!

AQUABREEDING (FP6) - Improving stock rearing in aquaculture through applied genetics knowledge

AQUAFIRST (FP6) - Combined genetic and functional genomic approaches for stress and disease resistance marker-assisted selection in fish and shellfish

AQUAFUNC (FP6) - Integrated knowledge on functional genomics in sustainable aquaculture

AQUAGENOME (FP6) - Genomics in fish and shellfish from research to aquaculture

AQUALABS (FP6) - Advanced laboratory training courses in aquaculture for early stage researchers

BLUESEED (FP6) - Technology development for a reliable supply of high quality seed in blue mussel farming

CODE-EFABAR  (FP6) - A code of good practice for farm animal breeding and reproduction

COMPETUS (FP6) - Genetic improvement of farmed sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax: strain testing and response to selection

ENRICH (FP7) - Enrichment of aquaculture implants by introduction of new marine species from the wild to breeding

FASTFISH (FP6) - On farm assessment of stress level in fish

FINEFISH (FP6) - Reduction of malformations of juvenile fish in hatcheries

GENIMPACT (FP6) - Evaluation of genetic impact of aquaculture activities on native populations: a European Network

LIFECYCLE  (FP7) - Building a biological knowledge-base on fish lifecycles for competitive, sustainable European aquaculture

LUCIOPERCIMPROVE (FP6) - Improving egg and larval quality in pikeperch by broodstock management, husbandry, nutrition and sex control

MarineTT  (FP7) - European marine research knowledge transfer and uptake of results

PHARMAPOX (FP6) - Chemistry, pharmacology and bioactivity of a novel apoptotic compound - a sex regulator in decapod crustaceans with promising environmental and medical applications

PRO-EEL (FP7) - Reproduction of European Eel: Towards a Self-sustained Aquaculture

PROSPAWN (FP7) - Implementation of natural spawning for marine fish species in culture

PROTENCH (FP6) - Intensive and sustainable culture of the freshwater species tench

REPROFISH (FP6) - Understanding and communicating fish reproduction research

REPROSEED (FP6) - Research to improve Production of Seed of established and emerging bivalve species in European hatcheries

SALMOTRIP (FP7) - Feasibility study of Triploid Atlantic Salmon Production

SELFDOTT (FP7) - From capture based to self-sustained aquaculture

SETTLE (FP7) - Bivalve conditioning and settlement – keys to competitive hatchery production.

SLIME (FP6) - Study Leading to Informed Management for Eel - Restoration of the European eel population; pilot studies for a scientific framework in support of sustainable management

SUDEVAB (FP7) - Sustainable Development of European SMEs Engaged in Abalone Aquaculture.

These Technical Leaflets are an output of the Aquainnova Project  "Supporting governance and multi-stakeholder participation in aquaculture research and innovation" - a support action financed under the EU Seventh Framework Programme assisting the Thematic Areas of EATIP in the development of their Vision, SRIA and PoA.

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