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Sustainable and Environmentally friendly Aquaculture For the Atlantic Region of Europe

Acronym: SEAFARE
Period: January 2010 till December 2012
Status: Completed

Institutes (14)  Top 
  • Bangor University, more, partner
  • Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), more, partner
  • AquaTT (European Network for Training and Technology in aquaculture) (AquaTT), more, partner
  • Instituto Andaluz de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera, Alimentaria y de la Produción Ecológica (IFAPA), more, partner
  • The National Institute of Biological Resources; Instituto de Investigação das Pescas e do Mar (IPIMAR), more, partner
  • Marine Institute Ireland (MI), partner
  • Scottish Marine Institute; Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), partner
  • Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO)
  • University College Cork (UCC)
  • Formosa, Cooperativa de Viveiristas da Ria Formosa, more
  • North Western & North Wales Sea Fisheries Committee, more
  • Pesquerias Isla Mayor S.A., more
  • Fitoplancton Marino, more
  • Environment Agency; Environment Agency Wales, more

SEAFARE is designed to provide small-to-medium enterprises and public authorities with tools for sustainable and environmentally friendly aquaculture. It will strengthen links between researchers and industry, and influence policy development at regional and national levels. It will deliver innovative solutions for coastal zone management and the sustainable management of economic activity.

The project's intent is for the group to form a long-term resource on the western seaboard of Europe and beyond. The main objectives of the project are:

  • To promote diversification of the aquaculture industry by providing a greater range of species and alternative production systems, including offshore systems;
  • To protect sensitive coastal environments through the development of novel integrated farming systems in sensitive wetland habitats and to minimise the impacts of aquaculture discharges through the use of wetlands as natural biofilters;
  • To assess the dangers associated with introduced aquaculture species using Pacific oysters as a model.

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