NEWTECHAQUA

Title: New Technologies, Tools and Strategies for a Sustainable, Resilient and Innovative European Aquaculture, under the Call: Sustainable European aquaculture 4.0: nutrition and breeding

Funding Source: EU H2020

Budget IMBBC: 254,500€

Start / End Date: 2020 - 2023

Web site URL: https://www.newtechaqua.eu


Project Progress: 33%

Principal Investigator:

Constantinos Mylonas

Project Members:

Research Directions:

A Reproduction and physiology

Aquaculture Genetics

Description:

The NewTechAqua project (www.newtechaqua.eu) will address all requirements identified by the European Commission in the call text BG-04-2019, promoting a modern, resilient and sustainable production of fish, mollusks and algae. Advanced technologies, new tools and precision fish farming concepts will innovate, support and improve the whole value chain of European aquaculture. Standard and organic feed formulations will be developed according to the circular economy principles, whereas new feeding strategies, farming systems and genetic selection will improve health and welfare of farmed aquatic animals.  Precision fish farming technologies and big data analyses will enhance the farmer's ability to monitor, control and document the production condition, increasing feed efficiency and permitting to predict and mitigate disease outbreaks. Innovative microbiome applications will be implemented and utilized to improve farmed fish microbiomes for better health and productivity.  The improvement in reproduction cycle of two economically important species, like amberjack and meagre, will increase the European aquaculture production and diversification. NewTechAqua project will also contribute to increase available, accessible, affordable and nutritious food, developing new products, increasing shelf life of fish and mollusks through innovative technologies and new packaging systems. The participation of a wide number of stakeholders, training and dissemination activities will guarantee a wide spread of the results achieved during and after the end the project and a valuable socio-economical impact.