Diversify (KB-21-002-022)

Project: EZproject

Project Details

Description

Finfish aquaculture production in the EU is dominated both in volume and value by a handful of species that in turn limit the number of aquaculture products
available in the market. Combined with low price imports of aquaculture
products, innovations in the EU aquaculture has slowed or even decreased. To
improve the position of aquaculture in the EU market and the development of new
market segments, this project develops potentially interesting new species and
products of these species. An efficient, sustainable and market oriented
expansion of the EU aquaculture sector based on new species and products will
reduce the dependence of the EU consumer on imports (from countries of questionable, often, production,
health, environmental and social standards), reduce the pressure on
over-exploited fisheries in the EU and explore new segments and tailor-made
products for the EU-market.The main goal is to support the diversification
in species and products of the aquaculture industry and helping in
market-oriented expansion of production. Next to that the technical part of the
project gives insights in new rearing methods, that can be interesting for the
Dutch supply industry, for development of systems and equipment for aquaculture

StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1731/12/18