This umbrella aims at the creation of a european-wide platform to combine r & d capabilities and expertise in order to generate projects in the area of fish breeding.
To develop a rearing technology for blackspot seabream transferable to the industrial sector. Optimisation of the preliminary results will enable the development of a new species for european aquaculture.
Zf-implants(r), which is based on patented platform technology, will be developed as a tool to enhance eel reproduction. The implants incur low stress and result in natural hormone levels. The dutch-danish consortium aims to obtain an optimal protocol for production of viable eggs and larvae.
To develop a new vegetal food for aquaculture based on flax as a source of omega 3. The result of this project would also be a new quality label for enhanced fish nutritional content (especially n-3 fatty acid well known as 'omega 3') and sustainable aquaculture.
To develop new protein concentrates (lupins, beans, peas and rapeseeds, all from eu crops) for use in aquafeeds. These protein sources will be obtained by novel physical methods (micronisation and air classification) and their efficacy validated in trout and gilthead sea bream.
To develop new forms of supplements from shiitake, based on beta-glucans and lentinan that may eventually eliminate the use of antibiotics and coccidiostats in breeding and fattening fish farms species, evaluating the implementation of this improvement.