Aquaculture keeps growing – FutureEUAqua’s progress on organic & innovative fish diets
As European aquaculture production is growing, certain challenges need to be faced, one of them being the availability of sustainable ingredients in fish feeds.
Part of FutureEUAqua‘s mission is to ensure sustainable and resilient aquaculture production by focusing on high fish performance, health, nutritional quality and product safety. To achieve that goal, the project develops innovative tailor-made diets for the two main aquaculture species, salmonids and marine Mediterranean fish, fine-tuning ingredients and low eco-footprint aqua feed formulations for smart, optimised and better performing conventional and organic aquaculture.
FutureEUAqua promotes sustainable growth of environmentally friendly organic and conventional aquaculture of both major fish species and low trophic level organisms resilient to climate change. IFOAM Organics Europe’s role in the project is to work on training, capacity building, communication, and dissemination.
FutureEUAqua has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 817737. This communication only reflects the author’s view. The Research Executive Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.