The facilities available cover the entire range of aquaculture production systems (recirculation, flow- through, cage, hatchery and pond systems); environments (freshwater and marine, cold, temperate and warm water); scales (small, medium and industrial scale); fish species (salmon, trout, sea bass, sea bream, cod, carp etc.); and fields of expertise (nutrition, physiology, health and welfare, genetics, engineering, monitoring and management technologies).
The overall objective of the project is to promote the coordinated use and development of these experimental facilities and encourage problem-based research and knowledge transfer to more effectively support the development of a sustainable European production of high quality seafood with reduced environmental impact. The establishment of new transnational collaborations is strongly encouraged, as well as the participation by SMEs.
Photo: Nofima Centre for Recirculation in Aquaculture (NCRA)©Nofima, one of the 39 available AQUAEXCEL2020 Aquaculture Research Infrastructures from 11 countries across Europe. Copyright Nofima.
Source: The AQUAEXCEL2020 project