Implementation of innovative, sustainable, and environmentally friendly aquaculture for a stronger economy within the South Baltic Region.

It is the aim of the project consortium to foster the commercial implementation of sustainable seafood production within South Baltic countries, such as Denmark, Lithuania, Poland and Germany. The respective competitiveness of innovative and sustainable aquaculture technologies will be evaluated by cross-border cooperation and best practice exchange between the corresponding project partners. Moreover, the project is addressed to SMEs all over the region which will benefit by getting access to state-of-the-art technology, know-how, expertise and financing models.

Optimized and sustainable aquaculture facilities are playing an important role in European Commission’s Blue Growth Agenda and will also help to compensate the growing demand for seafood.

BioCon Valley is engaged as lead partner of the project consortium.

Project duration: 01.07.2016 – 30.06.2019

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Kick Off for InnoAquaTech in the South Baltic Region

On the 20th and 21st October 20 participants from the seven partner organisations, as well as the Program Joint Secretariat from Gdansk, met for the first time at the InnoAquaTech Kick Off, held at the Aquaculture and Sea Ranching faculty of the University of Rostock, to discuss the aims and plan the activities within the project.

The project hopes to strengthen the dialogue with the SMEs in the region’s aquaculture branch about innovative production methods with specific focus on the development of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS).

The main outputs of the project will be an analysis of aquaculture technologies and local adaptations in the South Baltic, a web-based decision support tool for investors, a business plan for the creation of a South Baltic aquaculture alliance, financial support guideline and innovation check for SMEs and 4 regional pilots.

The four pilots involve feasibility reports on innovative aquaponics systems in Germany and Denmark, the evaluation of potential crustacean production in RAS in Poland and prototype and feasibility study of geothermal RAS shrimp production in Lithuania.

Résumé InnoAquatech

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