Let's kick off the new year with the latest news from the InnoAquaTech project. Whether taking care of catfish at a Danish zoo, introducing shrimp from the U.S. to a brand new RAS facility in Poland or attending conferences and matchmaking, our partners had a busy second half of 2017.
In June 2017 a small scale RAS laboratory system for shrimp cultivation was installed at the laboratory of the Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdansk, for the purpose of the InnoAquaTech project pilot 2 – “Farming shrimp in Poland: Increasing the potential of recirculating aquaculture systems”.
InnoAquaTech was present at this year’s Aquaculture Europe conference, which took place in Dubrovnik. The project had secured a stand, where business and research representatives could find out more about the project, partners and our 4 pilot RAS projects.
On this year’s SUBMARINER conference (27. and 28. Sep 2017), InnoAquaTech organised an aquaculture session called “Creating added value in RAS aquaculture through innovative technology integration” The session looked into possibilities and approaches of creating added value in RAS aquaculture. It was moderated by Jesper Heldbo, General Secretary for the Danish business association AquaCircle.
Stakeholders of innovative aquaculture from the South Baltic area are kindly invited to exchange their ideas and gain business contacts with actors from Denmark, Poland, Lithuania and Germany.
Whilst most were enjoying their summer holidays, Guldborgsund Zoo was a hive of activity, preparing together with DTI for the reception of 105 catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fingerlings – the inhabitants of the second phase of the Danish InnoAquaTech Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) demonstration and dissemination pilot, which is part of a temporary exhibition and will run for the next three months.
The 4th Fish Congress took place in Sopot, Poland on the 30th and 31st March. Under the official patronage of the Polish Minister of Maritime Economy and Eurofish International, it is the annual fisheries industry management conference. The National Marine Fisheries Research Institute (NMFRI) together with the West Pomeranian University of Technology were this year’s programme partners.
On 29th March, the University of Gdańsk held a professional training seminar entitled “Innovative Aquaculture”. The aim was to present opportunities for innovative aquaculture solutions across the South Baltic Region. The seminar was the first InnoAquaTech training session offered to external stakeholders such as practitioners, representatives of private enterprises, government agencies, industry associations, universities, research and industry institutes.
Spring has sprung and the project has started off 2017 with a chain of bi-lateral meetings between the project partners with discussions and agreements of cross-border collaboration across many of the work packages.
The 27-29th March were three hectic days as the first study visit to the K2 Fish Farm, the first professional meeting and the 2nd partner meeting took place. The project partners, SMEs and stakeholders were shown the warm hospitality of the University of Gdansk in Gdynia.
Polish scientists and the shrimp farm Garnelenfarm Grevesmühlen are joining forces to develop methods, which aim to improve the freshness and quality of sustainably farmed shrimp.
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