The available database comprises research projects in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing active in the time period 2003-2013.
COFASP is an ERA-NET created to directly address actions envisaged within fisheries, aquaculture and seafood. It was created under the KBBE theme in FP7, and is part of the Europe 2020 strategy, which recognises bioeconomy as an important part of the strategy.

More information on the Cofasp project and participating funding organizations is available on the Cofasp website: www.cofasp.eu

Last Update: 2018/03/29

AAAG 2
Aquaculture
Atlantic Arc Aquaculture Group 2
Interreg III
Strand B
Atlantic Area
European
Jonathan King
j.w.king@bangor.ac.uk
NA
IFAPA - Andalusian Regional Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development; Andalusian Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries Research and Training (Spain)Ifremer - French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (France)SAMS - Scottish Association for Marine Science (United Kingdom)UCC - University College Cork (Ireland)
2007
2008
€ 2,382,883
http://www.arcaqua.org/
AAAG2 will help ensure that aquaculture can continue to grow and provide much needed economic activity in isolated Atlantic Area coastal communities, while at the same time ensuring natural habitats are protected. Specific sub-projects are aimed at: -Reducing estuarine pollution by using waste nutrients from cage and land-based fish farms to produce valuable secondary crops such as samphire, sea urchins and seaweeds; -Helping to conserve the richness and the diversity of coastal zones and wetlands of the Atlantic area through the rehabilitation of degraded, marshy wetlands for use in extensive, low-impact sole farming; -Promoting ecologically sensitive, integrated practices by advancing the culture techniques for a range of new candidate species to diversify the aquaculture industry and encourage a move away from intensive monoculture; -Helping to minimize the impact of aquaculture on wild populations through the management of marine genetic resources (biodiversity), with particular reference to the European flat oyster. The project will promote an integrated, cross-sector approach to sustainable aquaculture through knowledge transfer between centres and sectors. Printed and electronic media will be used for rapid dissemination of results to industry to disperse new techniques and gain wide recognition for the project’s achievements. The goal of AAAG2 is to form a long-term resource for the aquaculture industry and its legislators on the western seaboard of Europe and beyond, becoming a recognised European Centre of Excellence. More specifically it aims to: -Diversify Atlantic area aquaculture with new species and local strains; -Develop techniques to reduce the impact of caged and land-based fish farms; -Minimize the impact of aquaculture on wild populations by identifying appropriate seed production systems for the European flat oyster; -Develop close-to-market shellfish species and polyculture techniques; -Develop indigenous charr broodstocks and sustainable techniques for sole and bream farming.
Aquaculture development; Genetic; Sustainability;
Eastern English Channel (27.VIId) Southern North Sea (27.IVc) Central North Sea (27.IVb) Irish Sea (27.VIIa) Bristol Channel (27.VIIf) Western English Channel (27.VIIe) Celtic Sea North (27.VIIg) Bay of Biscay North (27.VIIIa) Northen North Sea (27.IVa) Bay of Biscay Central (27.VIIIb) Northwest Coast of Scotland and North Ireland (27.VIa) West of Ireland (27.VIIb) Bay of Biscay offshore (27.VIIId) Portuguese Waters (27.IXa,27.IXb)
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