A 360 video at fish farm Aquanaria


As part of an episode on how fish farming could offer the world a more sustainable future, the Euronews Ocean team shot a 360 video at fish farm Aquanaria. The firm, which is based in the Canary Islands, says its goal is to produce perfect fish for high-end restaurants. Thanks to an innovative design, the company’s net pens are fixed well away from the shore to allow strong Atlantic currents to pass through its nets.

“The fish are happier in these open waters”

Pedro Sánchez, Aquanaria’s Commercial Director, says the location and the fact the nets go deep under water creates ideal conditions for the fish to thrive:“We are in this location for many many years, in this part of the island. We have been moving away from the shore more and more and more, as soon as the technology allows us to be there, because it’s really good for — not so good for us, but it’s good for the fish. The fish are happier in these open waters.”


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Aquanaria fish farm in EURONEWS

With a growing population, stagnating global fish captures and changing consumer habits reaching out for more sustainable food resources, aquaculture is increasingly considered as a solution to meet the world’s growing food needs.  EURONEWS has visited the EATiP member fish farm Aquanaria to have a look at how advancements in fish farming technology are creating new opportunities to produce more sustainably and efficiently.


Madrid, Spain – 19 June 2018

Jornada APROMAR-REMA “Competitividad y Sostenibilidad de la Empresa Acuícola Española en el Entorno del Crecimiento Azul en la UE”


EcoAqua special session on “Outermost Regions and Islands” at Aqua 2018

EcoAqua will contribute to host a special session devoted to Aquaculture in the European Outermost Regions and Islands as part of the Aqua 2018 International conference, co-organized by the European and World Aquaculture Societies,  that will take place in Montpellier (France) under the theme “#We R Aquaculture” from 25 to 29 August 2018.

The objectives of that session is to present the state of the art and bring together researchers, policy-makers, managers, producers and other stakeholders working on different aspects of Aquaculture in the Outermost Regions of Europe as well as in islands around the world.  The session may include such topics as aquaculture development and policy, interactions with the society and environment, novel approaches and/or techniques adapted to local conditions, feeding and nutrition, broodstock or larval rearing, spatial planning, diseases, aquaponics, …

EcoAqua would like to cordially invite you to participate to this session of Aqua 2018 dedicated to Aquaculture in the ORs, OCTs and Islands as it will be a fantastic opportunity to show up the wealth and recent developments of Aquaculture research in those territories.


Abstracts for Oral or Poster presentation are to be submitted ONLY directly at the AQUA 2018 website. The deadline for submission has been set to the 10th of April 2018.

We would also like to take the opportunity to remind you about the existence of the EcoAqua Platform and inform you that the EcoAqua website now includes a new tool that allows interested partners to register their data online and appear on the map of institutions with aquaculture expertise in ORs and OCTs.  This will allow setting up a new portal of overseas regions and territories aquaculture key expertise, facilitating the exchange of information between partners and advertising the aquaculture potential of these regions.   You are welcome to enter your key data here after having entered the word “EcoPortal” in the code section.  This code section has been established to reduce the possibility of having spam information being entered in the portal.