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InnoAquaTech newsletter: summer edition now available!

InnoAquaTech newsletter: summer edition now available!

Half-way through the year we thought we would give you an update on the latest developments in our project InnoAquaTech as well as some exciting news from the aquaculture sector. Don't miss out on interesting articles on experimental shrimp farming in Lithuania, worms used in aquaponics or innovative aquaculture on Iceland. 

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First trial with the RAS 500 system completed

First trial with the RAS 500 system completed

In summer 2017, a small-scale RAS laboratory system, specifically designed for cultivation of whiteleg shrimps (Litopenaeus vannamei), was installed at the laboratory in the Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdansk. The trial looked at two versions of the RAS system: one equipped with a trickling filter and one with a moving bed filter.

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Recirculating nutrients in aquaponics – worm filtration for treating sludge

Recirculating nutrients in aquaponics – worm filtration for treating sludge

As production of farmed animals continues to grow, treating their effluents correctly becomes increasingly important. In many countries the nitrate load of soil and groundwater is already at a critical level or exceeds the official guideline values.  The random distribution of manure as fertilizer accounts for large parts of this load.

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Experimental shrimp cultivation in Klaipeda

Experimental shrimp cultivation in Klaipeda

Lithuanians are seeking to acquire the knowledge and technologies that will offer them greater competitiveness in the aquaculture industry and that will effectively employ the country’s existing geothermal resources. For that purpose, an experimental facility that has been designed for industrial shrimp farming started operating in Klaipėda in July 2018.

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InnoAquaTech study visit to Iceland – the island of volcano, rain, fish and microalgae

InnoAquaTech study visit to Iceland – the island of volcano, rain, fish and microalgae

In the end of March, project partners of the InnoAquaTech project invited SMEs from the South Baltic Region to join them on their study visit to Iceland, a place which is famous for a strong entrepreneurship and sustainable approaches, including aquaculture.

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BlueInvest

BlueInvest

The European Commission organised a unique Europe-wide match-making event to boost blue growth. Hundreds of people gathered on 7 May 2018 for the #BlueInvest pitching event. Twenty exciting companies were pre-selected from more than 100 applications and invited to pitch in front of a panel of top investors.

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Aquaculture: A different approach to agriculture in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Aquaculture: A different approach to agriculture in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

At the business forum "Aquaculture in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – Agriculture in water", around 60 participants learned about the opportunities and risks of investing in aquaculture projects in the German state.

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The latest InnoAquaTech newsletter is now available!

The latest InnoAquaTech newsletter is now available!

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. 

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RAS 500 – a small scale laboratory system for shrimp cultivation at the Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdansk

RAS 500 – a small scale laboratory system for shrimp cultivation at the Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdansk

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”.

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Business and research come together for Aquaculture Europe 17

Business and research come together for Aquaculture Europe 17

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.

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