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TA 4. Sustainable Feed Production

Chair: Ole Christensen – Biomar (Denmark)
Facilitator: Maria Alexi – HCMR (Greece)
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VISION statement:

"Sustainable fish feeds, [whose manufacture will be] based on solid scientific knowledge and reliable raw materials, will contribute to making aquaculture one of the most efficient producers of high value food for humans, and one that respects environment and fish welfare."

Identified KEY GOALS:

  1. Base formulation of Future Fish Feeds on solid knowledge of fish nutritional and feeding requirements, and expand the number of well characterised and sustainable raw materials which can be used.
  2. Advanced novel feed technologies to produce cost effective feed with improved quality.
  3. Understand and minimise non desired effects of alternative diets on fish health and welfare.
  4. Adapt and utilise advanced methods to understand and model nutritional responses.
  5. Resolve strategic research problems in fish nutrition.


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Access to TA4 Thematic Area Documents

Relevant EU funded RTD Projects:

You can click on the acronym to download the Technical Leaflet!

ALFA (FP6) - Development of an Automated Innovative System for the continuous Live Feed Production in Aquaculture Hatchery Units

AQUALABS (FP6) - Advanced laboratory training courses in aquaculture for early stage researchers

AQUAMAX (FP6) - Sustainable aquafeeds to maximise the health benefits of farmed fish for consumers

CONFFIDENCE (FP7) - Contaminants in food and feed: inexpensive detection for control of exposure

FEEDFATSAFETY (FP6) - Quality and safety of feeding fats obtained from co-products or by-products of the food chain

MarineTT  (FP7) - European marine research knowledge transfer and uptake of results

MYCORED (FP7) - Novel integrated strategies for worldwide mycotoxin reduction in food and feed chains

PROSPARE (FP7) - Novel methods of treatment of animal by-products for the production of substances with biologically valuable functional properties

SEACASE (FP6) - Promoting extensive and semi-intensive aquaculture in southern Europe

SELFDOTT (FP7) - From capture based to self-sustained aquaculture

These Technical Leaflets are an output of the Aquainnova Project  "Supporting governance and multi-stakeholder participation in aquaculture research and innovation" - a support action financed under the EU Seventh Framework Programme assisting the Thematic Areas of EATIP in the development of their Vision, SRIA and PoA.