IDREEM session at Aquaculture Europe Conference

A dedicated IDREEM session on the theme “Beyond Monoculture” will feature at this year’s Aquaculture Europe conference in San Sebastian, Spain on Wednesday, 15 October.  Chaired by Professor Kenny Black of SAMS – the Scottish Association of Marine Science , the morning session will showcase the project’s first two years of designing and implementing Integrated…

IMTA is the future of aquaculture

“Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture can combat a number of the problems in today’s fish farming industry and is a sustainable system which marks a new approach to aquaculture. IMTA represents the future of aquaculture and its potential is enormous”. These are the main conclusions of the new report Traditional and Integrated Aquaculture, published in late 2013 by…

Study confirms coastal ocean aquaculture can be environmentally sustainable

In December 2013 researchers at NOAA’s National Oceanic Service have published a report about the environmental effects of fish-farming including interactions with water quality, benthic habitats, and marine life across various farming practices and habitat types. Results showed that, in cases where farms are appropriately sited and responsibly managed, impacts to the environment are minimal…

First IMTA project crowdfunded by Kickstarter.com

In July 2013 a U.S. based commercial integrated multitrophic aquaculture project was successfully financed through Kickstarter.com, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform. Named 3D Ocean Farming, the project located in Long Island Sound, has received a funding of $37.000 from 734 backers. The promoter Bren Smith, owner of Thimble Island Oyster Co. calls this “the nation’s…

IDREEM SMEs starting up IMTA pilot operations across Europe

After the first year of activity the IDREEM consortium is now entering the core phase of the project, the implementation of IMTA pilot-scale operations. In the last twelve months research organizations and SMEs have worked together to elaborate experimental protocols to monitor and evaluate the performance of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture concepts applied in different locations…

University of Genoa DISTAV (Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell’Ambiente e della Vita) in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy hosted the first annual IDREEM Project Meeting on October 8-10 2013.  Partners came from all over Europe to attend the three-day meeting to discuss the first results of the IMTA projects in various sites.  Workshops were also…

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