Key project: ASTRAL

All Atlantic Ocean Sustainable, Profitable and Resilient Aquaculture (ASTRAL) is a Horizon 2020 collaborative project that focuses on integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) farming and defines, supports and promotes this type of sustainable aquaculture production in the Atlantic area. The project spans three continents in order to ensure a reliable solution applicable in all Atlantic regions. It will bring together labs in Ireland and Scotland (open offshore labs), South Africa (flow-through inshore) and Brazil (recirculation inshore) as well as Argentina (prospective IMTA lab).

The Aquaculture Helix is an international Open Innovation community of specialists in aquaculture and related disciplines. The Helix was launched as a focus for impact and dissemination services in support of the ASTRAL project's ambition to foster a collaborative ecosystem along the Atlantic. In achieving this ambition, ASTRAL will contribute towards efforts to increase circularity in the aquaculture sector, to boost revenue diversification for aquaculture producers, as well as to generate knowledge, technology and best practices.

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Funded by the European Union

Organisations

  • Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (CADIC-CONICET)
  • Marine Institute
  • Viking Aquaculture
  • M&O Partners
  • AIR Centre
  • Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique
  • University of Cape Town
  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • LEITAT Technological Center
  • University College Cork

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