The overall objective of FutureEUAqua is to effectively promote sustainable growth of resilient, environmental friendly, organic and conventional aquaculture of major fish species and low trophic level organisms in Europe, to meet future challenges with respect to the growing consumer demand for high quality, nutritious and responsibly produced food.
FutureEUAqua will promote innovations in the whole value chain for aquaculture: including genetic selection, ingredients and feeds, non-invasive monitoring technologies, innovative fish products and packaging methods, optimal production systems, socioeconomic considerations and participation of a wide spectrum of stakeholders.
WUR-ABG will oversee the research on the production of fish for the future, using tailor-made fish and feed, and validate fish performance and water quality in the cost-effective and resilient production systems RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture Systems) and IMTA (Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture). In addition, WUR-ABG will make an extended review on wireless sensor technology for health and welfare monitoring to meet future demands in aquaculture.
Colleagues from Wageningen Economic Research (WEcR) will make an economic model and an environmental model (LCA) that include the innovations from this project and compare this to the current value chain.