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TA 5. Integration with the Environment

Fernando Torrent – Culmarex (Spain)
Yngvar Olsen – NTNU (Norway)
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VISION statement:

"Aquaculture in 2030 will produce nutritious food with less environmental footprints than any other food production for humans."

Identified KEY GOALS:

    1. To establish fundamental scientific knowledge on the assimilation capacity of biogenic wastes from aquaculture to determine acceptable emission rates for benthic and pelagic ecosystems (Biogenic waste assimilation in ecosystems).
    2. To establish technology to minimise emission of biogenic matter from aquaculture and to minimize the potential environmental influence of the actual emissions by means of
      environmental management and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (Technology
      to minimise biogenic influence).
    3. To understand the fate and cumulative effects of synthetic agents used in aquaculture
      and minimizing their impact on the environment (Fate of synthetic agents in ecosystem).
    4. To establish more fundamental knowledge to understand the interactions between farmed and wild stocks, including wildlife (Interactions of farmed and wild stocks).
    5. To develop or adapt tools and measures in support of appropriate environmental governance for aquaculture (Tools for environmental governance)


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Access to TA5 Thematic Area Documents

Relevant EU funded RTD Projects:

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ALFA (FP6) - Development of an automated innovative system for the continuous live feed production in aquaculture hatchery units

ALGADEC (FP6) - Development of rRNA biosensors for the detection of toxic algae
ALIENFISHMIGRATIONS (FP6) - Assessing the irsk and understanding the processes

AMBIO (FP6) - Advanced nanostructure surface for the control of biofouling

AQUAETREAT (FP6) - Improvement and innovation of aquaculture effluent treatment Technology

AQUAGRIS (FP6) - Reforming environmental management for improved sustainability

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

AQUAMAX (FP6) - Sustainable aquafeeds to maximise the health benefits of farmed fish for consumers

AQUAS (FP6) - Water quality and sustainable aquaculture: Links and implications

BIOTOX (FP6) - Development of cost-effective tools for risk management and traceability systems for marine biotoxins in seafood

BIOTOXMARIN (FP6) - Development of novel analitic tools for the detection of marine biotoxins

COEXIST (FP7) - Interaction in European coastal waters: A roadmap to sustainable integration of aquaculture and fisheries

CRAB (FP6) - Collective Research on Aquaculture Biofouling

DESIGNACT (FP6) - Designing the aquaculture centre of technology -facing the unmet needs in European aquaculture

DETECTOX (FP6) - Development of an SPR-based biosensor for the detection of lipophilic phycotoxins in shellfish residues
ECASA (FP6) - An ecosystem approach for sustainable aquaculture

ECOMANAGE (FP6) - Integrated Ecological Coastal Zone Management System

ESCAPEPROOFNET  (FP6) - An escape-proof net for cod, bass and bream fish farming

ESTTAL (FP6) - Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) Analysis of Toxic Algae

EURO-LIMPACS (FP6) - Integrated project to evaluate impacts of global change on European freshwater ecosystems

FISHTANKRECIRC (FP6) - Development of electro-coagulation technique for optimal cleaning efficiency and maximum reuse of water in land based fish farming 

FRESHLABEL (FP6) - Integrated approach to enable traceability of the cooling chain of fresh and frozen meat and fish products by means of tailor made time/temperature indicators

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

HABIT (FP6) - Harmful algal blooms species in thin layers

IMPASSE (FP6) - Environmental impacts of invasive alien species in aquaculture

INTELFISHTANK (FP6) - Development of an intellignet fish tank for cost effective aquaculture trough control of water quality in each different fish tank

KEYZONES (FP6) - Characterisation of the carrying capacity of key European coastal zones for commercial production of bivalve shellfish

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

MEDVEG (FP6) - Do marine cages affect Mediterranean vegetation?

MODELKEY (FP6) - The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) demands for a good ecological status of European surface waters by 2015

PREVENT-ESCAPE (FP7) - Assessing the causes and developing measures to prevent the escape of fish from sea-cage aquaculture

PRO-EEL (FP7) - Reproduction of European Eel: Towards a self-sustained aquaculture

PROMICROBE (FP7) - Microbes as positive actors for more sustainable aquaculture

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

RACEWAYS  (FP6) - A hyper-intensive fish farming concept for lasting competitiveness and superior production

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

SAMI (FP6) - Synthesis of Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems Interactions

SEACASE (FP6) - Promoting extensive and semi-intensive aquaculture in southern Europe

SEAT (FP7) - Sustaining Ethical Aquaculture Trade

SMARTCATCH (FP7) - The development of a Novel Remote Sensing System to increase Safety, Efficiency and Reduce Environmental Effects in Fishing and Aquaculture sector

SPEAR (FP6) - Sustainable options for people, catchment and aquatic resources

SUSTAINAQUA (FP6) - Integrated approach for a sustainable and healthy freshwater 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.