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AquaVitae aims to develop solutions for increasing the cultivation of low-trophic species, such as seaweed and sea urchins.

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Start

01. Jun 2019

End

31. May 2023

Funded by

EU - Horizon 2020

Cooperation

35 research and industry partners from Europe, North and South America and South Africa.

In 2017, the European Commission launched the “Food from the Oceans” report, specifically suggesting that marine species at lower levels in the food chain are the future of sustainable aquaculture.

AquaVitae aims to develop solutions for increasing the cultivation of low-trophic species, such as seaweed and sea urchins. The project also aims to enhance sustainable processes with the implementation, among others, of Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture systems (IMTA), in addition to introducing new and sustainable products.

The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme and has a focus on the European aquaculture sector. The consortium is multidisciplinary and trans-Atlatnic, with partners in North and South America, South Africa and Europe.

AquaVitae kick-off with over 70 scientist and industry partners in Tromsø. Photo: Emil Bremnes / Nofima

Watch film

Watch film about aquaculture with low-trophic species

Project website

You can follow the project and find more information by visiting AquaVitae’s own project website.

Project website