The available database comprises research projects in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Seafood Processing and Marine Biotechnology active in the time period 2003-2022.
BlueBio is an ERA-NET COFUND created to directly identify new and improve existing ways of bringing bio-based products and services to the market and find new ways of creating value from in the blue bioeconomy.

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Last Update: 2018/03/29

Improvement of aquaculture production by the use of biotechnological tools
A. Figueras
CSIC-IIM - Spanish National Research Council; Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas (Spain)
UAB - Autonomus University of Barcelona (Spain)INIA - Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (Spain)UMH - Miguel Hernandez University of Elche (Spain)MINECO - Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Spain)CSIC - Spanish National Research Council (Spain)UB - University of Barcelona (Spain)UM - University of Murcia (Spain)USC - University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
€ 6,000,000
Aquaculture, considered a strategic area of national interest, can greatly benefit from the recent advances in molecular biology and biotechnology. Interestingly and importantly, molecular biology technologies can be applied in aquaculture toward the diagnosis of disease, in vaccine design, in the control of growth and reproduction, and in increasing disease resistance of cultivated species. Moreover, the availability of genetic maps of the appropriate density is of high interest for the identification of genomic regions with characters of interest in production by means of marker-assisted selection programs. Furthermore, some of the cultivated animal or plant species could be used as biofactories for the production of molecules of interest related to human and animal health. It is important to stress that Spain is still in a position to make significant contributions to Aquatic Biotechnology because, among other reasons, this is still an emergent area of investigation in other advanced nations (e.g. USA, Canada and Norway). In addition, a highly important factor is that in Spain there are several leading research groups working in biotechnology applied to Aquaculture. These groups have strong ties to other leading international research groups, therefore they must be encompassed under a broader and more ambitious framework in order to potentiate their productivity and create scientifically strong and competitive cores. The global objective is to potentiate the development of Biotechnology and Genomics in the field of Aquaculture and more specifically in the study of the molecular basis of fundamental aspects including pathogens, growth, nutrition and reproduction, without forgetting stress and genetic improvement. By optimizing scientific resources through reinforcing and generating a higher degree of collaboration between research teams and/or the creation of multidisciplinary groups, the dispersion of scientific and economic effort is avoided.
Aquaculture development; Fish reproduction; Genetic; Vaccines development;
Not associated to marine areas
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