sustainability

low-trophic species

AquaVitae partners gather again for the third annual meeting

From left to right up and down: seaweed, abalone, shrimp, blue mussels, oyster, sea cucumber, pirarucu and sea urchin. The AquaVitae consortium will meet in person in Porto, Portugal, where 70 project participants will join the third annual meeting of the Horizon 2020 project, in the first face-to-face annual meeting since

Aquavitae women

A homage to women in sustainable aquaculture

Collage with women partners in AquaVitae  Today we celebrate the incredible women without whom the AquaVitae project would not be possible! According to the European Commission, in 2019, women represented 23% of the workforce in the aquaculture sector, and just 3 out of 10 women are scientific researchers, says a FAO analysis. Unfortunately,

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Macroalgae from IMTA: a sustainable diet for abalone aquaculture

Abalone shells, a low-trophic species from the Atlantic Ocean By Ben Opara, masters’ degree in Marine Biotechnology from UIT Aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing food production sectors whose growth is expected to continue in the coming decades. However, and considering climate change, it is crucial that the sector is developed with

AquaVitae in Aquaculture Europe 21, Mdeira.

ANOTHER WAY TO PRESENT CASE STUDY RESEARCH

AquaVitae project provided some presentations and posters during Aquaculture Europe 2021 in Madeira, Portugal Once again, the European Aquaculture Society organized Aquaculture Europe. In 2021 edition Madeira, Portugal, was chosen to celebrate the event that took place last October. The island welcomed more than 1400 participants from

AquaVitae student exchange programme, Faroe island

Learning about kelp in the Faroe Islands

Mayleen Schlund, apprentice at the research station Fiskaaling, Faroe Islands   – Photos: Mayleen Schlund Last summer Mayleen Schlund took part in AquaVitae training activities. The student exchange within the project framework allows the participants to expand their international networks and develop valuable transversal skills. Mayleen studies Physical Geography at the Leibniz University

Image analysis applied to oyester by Swedish center IVL. Photo by Asa Strand.

Classifying oysters using artificial intelligence

Oyster clasification by image analysis. Photos by Åsa Strand, IVL. By Jens Wilhelmsson, engineer at IVL. One of the most valuable bivalve molluscs in Sweden is the flat oyster, Ostrea edulis. However, domestic production of oysters fails to meet the demand on the local market at the same

All-Atlantic21 side even on sustinable aquaculture with AquaVitae, ASTRAL and EATiP.

The way forward: Trans-Atlantic collaboration on sustainable aquaculture

Screenshot with Elisa Ravagnan – ASTRAL, Philip James – AquaVitae and David Bassett – EATiP. What are the challenges and opportunities in trans-Atlantic research collaboration and the development of a sustainable Atlantic aquaculture industry? More than 100 participants from Europe, Africa, South and North America join online to discuss the challenges and opportunities on aquaculture

Urchin barren in California, USA, by Urchinomics.

The Industry Corner: Urchinomics

Urchin barren in California, USA. Photo by Urchinomics. By Urchinomics Urchinomics helps restore kelp forests by removing overgrazing sea urchins from urchin barrens, ranching them in proprietary aquaculture systems, and converting them into premium seafood. The urchin roe (“uni”) is then sold to top tier distributors, restaurants, and

Tanks for the culture of shrimp using biofloc technology at the Marine Shrimp Laboratory of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, Brazil. Photo by Mateus Aranha Martins

Cultivation of seaweeds with effluent from a shrimp biofloc rearing system: different species and stocking density; Mateus Aranha Martins, UFSC

Tanks for the culture of shrimp using biofloc technology at the Marine Shrimp Laboratory of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, Brazil. Photo by Mateus Aranha Martins By Mateus Aranha Martins, undergraduate student of Aquaculture Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). In order to meet increasing demands

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, Hanne Risan Johnsen and Daniel Jensen.   By Michaela Aschan, leader of training activities in AquaVitae. The importance of food production calls for a more sustainable approach to aquaculture. Climate change poses a threat to

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, AquaVitae has released a promotional short film for the project work. The film outlines the role of the Atlantic Ocean as a shared food resource for coastal countries and the need to

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, ready to go diving for sea urchins outside Tromsø, Norway. Photo: Emil Bremnes / Nofima Author: Emil Bremnes, Communications adviser at Nofima AquaVitae coordinator Philip James (Nofima) went diving with the Norwegian Minister of