Since the beginning of the IDREEM project, the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) has been working with the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) and Loch Fyne Oysters (LFO) on an IMTA site at Ardcastle, situated on Loch Fyne, a large sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. Progress developing the site has been rapid…

One of IDREEM’s partners, Daithi O’Murchu Marine Research Station (DOMMRS) has recently been featured in two programmes, namely Euronews Futuris and Horizon 2020. The reports focus on a project DOMMRS is coordinating – MABFUEL, investigating the use of algae as biofuel.  In these videos, you will see seaweed lines which are also used for IDREEM.…

For aquaculture, and in particular Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) to realise its potential, it must be socially acceptable; IMTA success will depend on satisfying key stakeholders. As part of a process towards understanding stakeholder attitudes towards IMTA, a stakeholder analysis has been undertaken in each partner country undertaking a pilot scale IMTA operation. The analysis…

An innovative fish tank designed by Hawaii Oceanic Technology for open ocean acquaculture has received approval for use in U.S., Philippines and Canada and is expected to be approved also for Europe and Japan. According to FAO, by 2030 an additional 62 million metric tons of seafood needs to be produced annually to meet the…

In IDREEM, research organizations work closely with SME’s, namely fish farms, to develop the best and most efficient ways of implementing IMTA. Knowledge transfer from researchers is complemented by the precious feedback of entrepreneurs’ hands-on approach. We interviewed three of them, Suf Fish (Israel), Viking Fish Farm (Scotland), Aqua Lavagna srl (Italy),  and GIFAS ltd.…