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AquaTech4Feed - Aquaculture technologies for the production of innovative feeds for improved fish stocks

The aim of AquaTech4Feed is to formulate novel fish feed from alternative proteinaceous biomass sources, such as algae, duckweed, insects and microbiomes (bioflocs) in order to improve fish production and product quality. AquaTech4Feed will develop a novel sustainable aquaculture production process based on the production of proteinaceous feed utilizing aquaculture wastewater and wastes.

The production process will consist of a closed recirculation system for recycling of nutrients and water for improved biosafety. New technologies and methods will be applied in order to ensure that the novel feeds are safe to be utilized in the feeding process. The project includes feeding trials with lumpfish, salmon and sea bream in order to assess fish production and to define production and quality benchmarks

Duration: May 15, 2020 - May 14, 2023

The Project is funded by the

BlueBio ERA-NET COFUND on the Blue Bioeconomy –
Unlocking the Potential of Aquatic Bioresources and
The European Commission within the Horizon 2020 programme