AquaVitae kick-off with over 70 researchers and industry partners in Tromsø, Norway. Photo: Emil Bremnes/Nofima.


New species, processes and products contributing to increased production and improved sustainability in emerging low trophic, and existing low and high trophic aquaculture value chains in the Atlantic

 Industrial economics    Marketing research    Production biology  

In 2017, the European Commission launched the “Food from the Oceans” report, specifically suggesting that marine species at lower levels in the food chain are the future of sustainable aquaculture.

Time:1. June 2019 – 31. May 2023
Financed by: EU - H2020
In cooperation with:35 research and industry partners from Europe, North and South America and South Africa.
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AquaVitae aims to develop solutions for increasing the cultivation of low-trophic species, such as seaweed and sea urchins. The project also aims to enhance sustainable processes with the implementation, among others, of Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture systems (IMTA), in addition to introducing new and sustainable products.

The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme and has a focus on the European aquaculture sector. The consortium is multidisciplinary and trans-Atlatnic, with partners in North and South America, South Africa and Europe.

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