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Mediterranean Aquaculture Integrated Development
// MedAID //

May 2017 - April 2021

Project Summary

Production and productivity of Mediterranean marine fish aquaculture, mainly seabass and seabream, are stagnating or growing slowly as a result of multiple and interrelated causes. To accomplish the objective of improving its competitiveness and sustainability, MedAID is structured in a first interdisciplinary WP to assess technical, environmental, market, socioeconomic and governance weaknesses, and in several specialized WPs exploring innovative solutions, followed by an integrating WP, which will provide codes of practice and innovative tool-boxes throughout the value chain to enhance the sector performance holistically. Various stakeholders will interact in the consultation, communication, dissemination and training WPs ensuring practical orientation of the project and results implementation. Biological performance (nutrition, health and genetics) will be scrutinized to identify and quantify the relevant components to improve Key Performance Indicators (KPIs: growth rates, mortality and feed efficiency), thus contributing to increase production efficiency. Economic, business, marketing, environmental, social, administrative and legal factors will be addressed to obtain integrated solutions to shift towards a market-oriented and consumer-responsible business and to face the multiple administrative, environmental and social issues constraining competitiveness and public acceptance. An interdisciplinary consortium of research and industrial partners will carry out R&D and case study activities to close the existing gaps. Mediterranean countries (EU and non-EU) with significant aquaculture production are represented. Northern European R&D institutions will participate by bringing successful technological tools and integrated approaches that Mediterranean aquaculture is missing today. MedAID will impact the sector positively by providing innovative tools, integrated marketing and business plans and by improving the sector image, sustainability and governance.

Coordinator

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza / International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies - Spain

Programme and Contact references : 727315
Total budget : 6 999 996,00 €
Partners :
  • NOFIMA AS - Norway
  • VETERINAERINSTITUTTET - NORWEGIAN VETERINARY INSTITUTE - Norway
  • UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA - Spain
  • INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER - France
  • FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA - Spain
  • HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH - Greece
  • HRVATSKI VETERINARSKI INSTITUT - Croatia
  • DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET - Denmark
  • AARHUS UNIVERSITET - Denmark
  • KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET - Denmark
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND FISHERIES - Egypt
  • SCEA LES POISSONS DU SOLEIL - France
  • SELARL DU DOCTEUR ALAIN LE BRETON - France
  • AVDELAS LAMPRAKIS - Greece
  • ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLE VENEZIE - Italy
  • ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA - Italy
  • NISEA SOCIETA COOPERATIVA - Italy
  • WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY - Netherlands
  • SAMFUNNS-OG NAERINGSLIVSFORSKNING AS - Norway
  • CENTRO DE CIENCIAS DO MAR DO ALGARVE - Portugal
  • DIBAQ DIPROTEG SA - Spain
  • INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA - Spain
  • Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer - Tunisia
  • EGE UNIVERSITY - Turkey
  • GALAXIDI MARINE FARM AE - Greece
  • STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH - Netherlands
  • UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA - Spain
  • UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE - France
  • AZIENDA ITTICA IL PADULE DI FORNACIARI NAIDA & C SOCIETA AGRICOLA SEMPLICE - Italy
  • COMPAGNIE ITTICHE RIUNITE SOCIETA'AGRICOLA SRL - Italy
  • FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO - Italy
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH - U.K.
  • INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES - Spain