There are several reasons why aquaculture in Europe is only growing slowly. One reason is the low economic efficiency of several production system and an eco-intensification could improve it.
GAIN (Green Aquaculture Intensification in Europe) aspires to facilitate the paradigm-shift of ecointensification in European aquaculture to meet the required annual growth in aquatic product volume (4.5%), by developing and validating innovative production tools and knowledge at end-user level, and consequently to market, while meeting environmental impact/climate-change related goals, and simultaneously increasing health and welfare for both farmed animals and consumers.
We will achieve this by focusing on
We will evaluate the relative role of the various components, from the standpoints of economic impact, improved animal welfare, and environmental and social sustainability, in the eco-intensification of European aquaculture.
Policy makers, Aquaculture Sector, Associations, Scientific Community and Public
5.2018 - 10.2021
Funding program: EU – Horizon 2020 – Societal Challenge "Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy"
Project status: ongoing