A dish containing multiples products from Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture.

Biofloc and IMTA: two-fold solutions for more sustainable aquaculture

A dish with IMTA products: a shrimp hamburger, with Salicornia mayonnaise and an IMTA beer. Photo by Felipe

Part of the niversity of Tromso team involved in the organisation of training activities in AquaVitae.

“The network of young scientists built in AquaVitae is crucial for the utilisation of the new knowledge developed in the project”; Michaela Aschan, UiT

A part of the UiT MOOC development team. Left to right: Adrianna Kochanska, Michaela Aschan, Kåre Nolde Nielsen,

In Memoriam

Antonio A. Alonso (1966 – 2020) Our colleague and friend Antonio A. Alonso (1966 – 2020) passed away last

Screenshot from AquaVitae project movie.

AquaVitae releases its project movie focused on sustainability

Screenshot from the AquaVitae project movie. With a focus on sustainability and the possibilities of low-trophic species aquaculture,

Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen (Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs) and Philip James (Scientist, Nofima) with sea urchins in the AquaVitae project.

Diving for Sea Urchins with a Norwegian Minister

Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen (Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs) and Philip James (Scientist, Nofima) with their wetsuits on,

Survey on SDGs and low-trophic aquaculture.

Which are the most relevant SDGs for the aquaculture of low-trophic species?

Photo collage with SDGs logos and photos of algae (AlgaPlus), abalone (Rhodes Univ.), mussels (CSIC), sea urchins (Nofima),

Habitat survey in Galway (Ireland) by GMIT. Photo by Colin Hannon.

The hatchery work: the first steps to build value in aquaculture products

Habitat surveys with Connemara Shellfish Co-Op at Cill Ciaran Bay Co. Galway, Ireland. Photo by Colin Hannon. Author: Colin

Aerial view from Primar Aquacultura area. Photo credit: Erich Matos Rodrigues.

Primar Aquacultura Orgânica: the world is its organic oyster

Aerial view from Primar Aquacultura area. Photo credit: Erich Matos Rodrigues. From Northwest Brazil, Primar Aquacultura farms oysters, shrimp

Photos in collage: Jefferson Cristiano Christofoletti (man with tambaqui), Sylvain Huchette (abalone), ALGAplus (algae).

Innovation kicks off in AquaVitae, with the launch of the first prototypes for low-trophic species aquaculture

Photos in collage: Jefferson Cristiano Christofoletti (man with tambaqui), Sylvain Huchette (abalone), ALGAplus (algae).   Over 100 new prototypes

AquaVitae case study on oysters by Dr. Åsa Strand, IVL.

Open call for European flat oyster producers to test new protocol

A team made up by Swedish aquaculture company Bohus havsbruk,the research Institute IVL and the Native Oyster Restoration

AWI attended a stand at German fair Fish International.

German trade fair Fish International hosts AquaVitae

In February 2020, the Alfred-Wegener-Institute (AWI) attended a booth at the Fish International to disseminate AquaVitae to fish

Philip James of NOFIMA introduces workshop on seaweed production in Norway by AquaVitae and Genialg.

AquaVitae and Genialg join efforts to evaluate benefits of seaweed cultivation in Norway

On Tuesday 25 February the Bellona Foundation held a workshop in Oslo on the evaluation of the social

Shellfish producers analyse native oyster culture in Sweden in AquaVitae.

Shellfish producers look at possibilities for native oyster culture in Sweden

Photo by Åsa Strand. On January the 28th, representatives from 13 different companies joined Dr. Åsa Strand, of IVL

Kick off meeting of case study focused on Brazilian freshwater species, arapaima and pirarucu.

Research on freshwater finfish species kicks off in Brazil

Last month of December AquaVitae partner Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria (EmBraPa) organised the kick off meeting of


Building bridges over the Atlantic

The Atlantic Ocean acts as common resource for Europe, Africa, North and South America, functioning as a platform

ALGAPLUS receives innovation prize.

ALGAplus wins Millennium Horizontes Award

    AquaVitae partner, ALGAplus, won the 2019 Millennium Horizons Award in the Tourism, Sea and Forests category. This is

Group photo of workshop in offshore aquaculture (Sweden, October 2019)

State of the art and future development of low trophic level species culture in high energy environments

Group photo of participants in the workshop in offshore aquacuture, in Sweden on October 16th-18th 2019.   Authors:

AquaVitae group photo of case studies os sea and land-based IMTA, and sea cucumber in South Africa. Photograph: Gareth Yearsley

AquaVitae activity kicks off in South Africa

Photograph: Gareth Yearsley Leaders and participants in the case studies focused on land-based, sea-based Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) and

Valur N. Gunnlaugsson, of Matís, presenting AquaVitae at AORA workshop.

AquaVitae contributes to the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA)

AquaVitae officer and Matís researcher, Valur N. Gunnlaugsson participated in the Marine Microbiome Workshop organised by AORA in Reykjavík

AquaVitae value chains

Low trophic aquaculture project participates in Aquaculture Europe

AquaVitae, a new and innovative EU funded project, will have its own stand (#82) and participate in discussions


Low trophic aquaculture on the spotlight in new EU funded project

Over 70 scientists and industry professionals from 16 countries gathered in Tromso, Norway to launch the EU funded

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