Aquaculture project with 18 partners and associated partners from 16 European and non-European countries from the Mediterranean Region. Funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme.

Project duration: 36 months, started June 2010.

The Challenge

The rapid development of Mediterranean aquaculture is increasingly confronted with a set of difficulties such as inadequate production systems and competition with other users. Aquaculture development in the Mediterranean countries is characterised by diverse levels of maturity in respect to research and development structures and capacities.
Coastal zones are of strategic importance to the EU. Many European citizens live, holiday and work in these areas and they are a major source of our food and raw materials. Consequently, a knowledge-based strategy for the sustainable development of Mediterranean aquaculture has to be implemented using a flexible and concerted approach.

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