European Research project MedAID to boost Mediterranean fish farming  

Published on
June 26, 2017

Wageningen University & Research, Animal Breeding and Genomics is a key partner in MedAID, a project to boost aquaculture production in the Mediterranean. The four year EU H2020 research project, brings together the best aquaculture experts from over 30 organisations from 12 countries. The outcomes are expected to strengthen European marine fish production.

Consumption twice the production

Europe presently consumes twice as much seafood as it produces, with imports filling the gap. In contrast with the development seen in other non-EU Mediterranean countries, aquaculture production is stagnating in Europe. This is why the European Commission has commissioned MedAID which outcomes are expected to be vital in strengthening European marine fish production.

Best practices and tools

MedAID (Mediterranean Aquaculture Integrated Development) will identify the main success factors for enhancing growth in this increasingly important food production sector. Focus lies on all components of the value chain of sea bream and sea bass. Finally MedAID will propose best practices, innovative tools and practical solutions in order to increase growth and productivity.