Several EU-funded projects, managed by REA under Horizon 2020, participated in the Aquaculture Europe conference, in Berlin, on 7-10 October.
The EU imports approx. 65% of all the seafood and only produces 1.2% of the world aquaculture products. There is definitely a lot to do to improve these figures and that is why under Horizon 2020 several projects are funded in this field.
The Research Executive Agency (REA) manages a significant share of these projects. So far, around 20 projects with an aquaculture component have been funded under Horizon 2020 with a total EU contribution of approx. EUR 120 million.
Some of these projects are participating in this big event to share achievements and results. For instance, PerformFISH and MedAID are organising an open forum with the industry on Sustainable Solutions to Address Sea Bass and Sea Bream Farming Challenges in the Mediterranean. AquaIMPACT, FutureEUAqua and iFishIENCi are leading a joint session to present their approaches and commonalities on Sustainable European aquaculture 4.0: nutrition and breeding innovations. TAPAS is presenting their key outcome, a toolbox for assessment and planning of sustainable aquaculture.
The Aquaculture Europe conference is organised annually by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) to address vital questions affecting the development of aquaculture. The event brings together producers, investors, suppliers, processors, vendors, scientists, policy makers, educators, students and consumers of farmed aquatic products.
More information: https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/rea-projects-sharing-results-most-important-aquaculture-event-europe-2019-oct-09_en