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Scottish Association for Marine Science

SAMS

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UK

 
Business/Research activities:SAMS is one of the oldest marine research institutions in the world (established 1884) and is a center of excellence for the study, education and promotion of marine science. SAMS research has contributed to the societal understanding of the marine environment in subjects as diverse as: biological oceanography, coastal and fjordic marine environments, physics, biogeochemistry. In addition, within the last decade SAMS has led with significant contributions to fisheries and aquaculture policy and research. Although primarily a research Institute, SAMS now has a strong educational and policy development role. SAMS teaches a Bachelor’s undergraduate degree in Marine Science and has a strong post-graduate school, and has a long established relationship with statutory regulatory partners such as the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) and Argyll and Bute Council Marine Planning Department.

Website: www.sams.ac.uk

 

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Viking Fish Farm

VFF

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UK

 
Business/Research activities:Acquired by Viking Fish Farms in 2005, the Ardtoe Marine Laboratory was originally established in 1965 as a publicly funded aquaculture research station, and rapidly gained an international reputation in the development of techniques for rearing species such as turbot, sole, cod, haddock, halibut, lobsters and scallops. The unit houses some of the largest marine experimental facilities in the UK, with tanks ranging from 3 liter aquaria to 160m3 GCS units; extensive photoperiod and temperature controlled multi-replicate experimental tank systems; wet and dry laboratories; and an engineering workshop as well as office, accommodation, library and meeting facilities. The company also has access to offshore facilities suitable for both shellfish and seaweed research and production activities.Viking continues to carry out both in-house and publicly funded research in marine aquaculture whilst also producing commercial quantities of turbot, sole, and cod fry, urchin juveniles, oyster spat and seaweeds for sale to farmers in the UK and elsewhere.

Website: www.ardtoemarine.co.uk

 

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The Scottish Salmon Company

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Salmon Farmer

Scotland

 
Business/Research activities:SSC farms Atlantic salmon in 50 fresh water and marine sites in the West Coast and Islands of Scotland. Our current annual live weight production is 28,000T which we process in 2 factories. Our factory in Stornoway (Western Isles) processes both Head on Gutted (HOG) salmon and pre-rigor fillets. Our Cairndow factory (Loch Fyne) processes HOG only. We sell our product both in UK market and to export customers worldwide. We represent approximately 20% of Scottish farmed salmon production and we employ around 400 staff.

Website: www.scottishsalmon.com

 

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Suf Fish Mariculture Ltd

Suf Fish

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Israel

 
Business/Research activities:The SufFishmariculture company was established in 1992 and began rearing marine fish in cages in 1993 in the northern Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. The farm was expanded and eventually reached annual production of 1300 tons fish (mainly seabream), all the while dealing in aquaculture research and development to improve production. From 2000 to date, SufFish has been involved in both consulting and construction of fish farms on an international scale. In 2006, SufFish established the ORATA farm, and provided expertise in the development of other farms, in the Gulf of Vlore, Albania. From 2007 – 2009 a series of preliminary trials were carried out to test the feasibility of rearing mussels next to the ORATA fish cages in Albania, in the context of an IMTA trial and the results were promising. In 2010, SufFish established a net-cage fish farm adjacent to the Port of Ashdod, planned to reach annual production of 1000 tons fish. SufFish continues to carry out R&D work aimed at enhancing aquaculture production efficiency and sustainability, by reducing costs and wastes and improving the quality of fish and related products.

 

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GIFAS Ltd

GIFAS

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Norway

 
Business/Research activities:GIFAS is a privately owned independent research institution established in 1989 providing experimental facilities for the aquaculture industry. Our international client base ranges from industry to educational institutes through which we undertake both collaborative and commissioned research. We also undertake internally derived research projects encompassing both technical and biological aspects of the aquaculture industry. Through our small-scale facilities we offer controlled research under realistic environmental conditions whereas, our large-scale facilities provide an opportunity to evaluate and implement scientific understanding to commercial production strategies. Over the past decade, GIFAS has undertaken numerous trials focusing on replacing marine with terrestrial feed components. Such projects have been financed by The Norwegian Reserch Council (NRC), EU (Researching Alternatives to Fish Oils in Aquaculture – RAFOA) and more recently with the US Department of Energy.

Website: http://www.gifas.no/

 

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 DaithiO’Murchu Marine Research Station

DOMMRS

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Ireland

 
Business/Research activities:The DOMMRS has been in operation since 1991 originally as part of the Aquaculture and Development Centre (ADC), University College Cork. However in late 2005 it was established as an independent research station with a hatchery and both commercial scale shellfish and finfish farms (60ha). Research at the station has focussed on aquaculture husbandry, minimising waste in the aquaculture and fisheries production process, developing new products from waste and environmental monitoring.

Website: www.dommrc.com

 

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Seawave Fisheries Ltd

SW

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Cyprus

 
Business/Research activities:SW was established in 1995 and operates in the area of Vasiliko/Zygi at the southern coast of Cyprus. It cultivates 750 tonnes/year of Mediterranean sea bream (Sparusaurata), sea bass (Dicentrarchuslabrax) and meagre (Argyrosomusregius) and has requested to expand production to 1500 tonnes/year. Currently, about 70% of the products are exported and the rest feeds the local market. The land facilities of SW include an advanced packaging/processing unit that meets all EU health and safety standards.SW participates in the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform and has a leading role in the thematic area ‘Optimum administration techniques of fish farms’. The company has a positive attitude towards research and technological development and was/is involved with the following research programs funded by the Research Foundation of Cyprus: 1) ‘Operational models for process optimisation in Cyprus fish farming industry’ (2007-2009), 2) ‘A structured approach development for Cyprus offshore aquaculture mooring requirements – investigation and mooring scenario development’ (2009-2011), and 3) ‘A smart feed management data tool for Cyprus offshore aquaculture industry with the aid of a standalone renewable energy system’ (2011-2013).

Website:www.seawave-fisheries.com

 

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Aqua Soc. Agr. s.r.l.

AQUA

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Italy

 
Business/Research activities:Aqua Soc. Agr. s.r.l. has been producing seabass and seabream in open sea since 2000. It is an offshore cage farm, located in the Ligurian Sea, approx. 1 nautical mile from the shoreline of Lavagna, Genova. The licensed area is 200,000 square meters wide and its average depth is 40 meters. A system composed by 12 submersible cages is there installed. Currently about 210 tonnes per year are produced in the farm and the turnover is approx. 1,500,000 € . The main available equipments of the company are: 12 submersible cages for Seabass and Seabream (8 cages 3,000 cubic meters each and 4 cages 1,000 cubic meters each), 2 service boats (Aqua II – a 13 x 6 meters catamaran, it is equipped with crane – 12,000 kg / m, compressor, hydraulic winches, hydraulic water pumps and a surface feed distributor and Aqua I – a 9 x 2 meters single hull boat, equipped with a smaller crane. Among inland facilities: processing and packaging plant, feed storage, workshop, warehouse. Staff resources: engineer, 3 biologists, technical divers, boat captain, 2 workers and1 secretary. To ensure food quality and environmental sustainability the company is adopting a voluntary Best Management Practices and subscribed technical policies for production with several large-scale retail traders. The BMPs have been also agreed and subscribed by Legambiente (Italian NGO for the protection of the environment). Aqua has acquired a wide and unique experience in installation and management of submersible cages. The vessels, equipped with cranes, are suitable for cage and mooring installation. The staff is trained and skilled to manage the cages in all weather conditions ensuring a professional and continuous cage maintenance and stock management. Furthermore, the site has being subjected to environmental monitoring programme since 2000.

Website: www.aqualavagna.it

 

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Marine & Environmental Research Lab Ltd

MER

SME

Cyprus

 
Business/Research activities:MER is an environmental consultant SME formed in 2008 and based in Cyprus. It carries out Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and monitoring studies for desalination plants, marinas/harbours, wave breakers, power stations and aquaculture facilities in the coastal waters of the island. MER is the environmental consultant of five out of six fish farms that operate in Cyprus and offers managerial services to Seawave Fisheries Ltd which is the proposed local SME.MER is also implementing marine research programs supported by local and EU funds. MER is currently coordinating a project (funded by the Research Foundation of Cyprus) that aims: 1) to evaluate the ecological status and carrying capacity of heavily impacted Vasiliko Bay (also the proposed study site) and 2) in association with the Environment Service of Cyprus to develop a template that will guide local EIA marine studies.

Website: www.merresearch.com

 

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Longline Environment Ltd

Longline

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United Kingdom

 
Business/Research activities:Longline Environment provides modelling solutions for the aquaculture, fisheries and water quality industries. Its modelling expertise addresses some of the key environmental, social and economic issues faced by stakeholders, regulators and water managers. We apply models for aquaculture and carrying capacity, supporting finfish, bivalve and shrimp aquaculture with production, ecology, and economics.

Website: www.longline.co.uk

 

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University of Haifa

HU

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Israel

 
Business/Research activities:The University of Haifa provides academic and research facilities to a diverse student body, drawn from all sectors of Israeli society. The domains of research and education at the university facilitate a unique encounter of humanities, arts, and sciences; an inter-disciplinary combination typifying the forefront of academic research and knowledge-intensive firms. Much of the University’s research is carried out in forty institutes, centers and laboratories.The Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies is a unique interdisciplinary research center supporting studies in the fields of maritime history, marine ecology, marine archaeology, earth sciences and marine resources, bridging the humanities, science and technology.

Website: http://marsci.haifa.ac.il/index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=88&Itemid=63&lang=en 

 

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Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research

NIBIO

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Norway

 
Business/Research activities: NIBIO is to contribute to food security and safety, sustainable resource management, innovation and value creation through research and knowledge production within food, forestry and other biobased industries.
The basis of bioeconomy is the utilization and management of fresh photosynthesis, rather than a fossile economy based on preserved photosynthesis (oil). NIBIO is to become the leading national center for the development of knowledge within the field of bioeconomy. This includes food and plant production, environment and climate, mapping, land use, genetic resources, forestry and industrial and social economy. The Institute will deliver research, governmental support and knowledge for use in national preparedness, as well as for businesses and the society at large.
NIBIO was established July 1 2015 as a merger between the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), the Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute (NILF) and the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute. NIBIO is owned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food as an administrative agency with special authorization and its own board. The main office is located at Ås, but the Institute has several regional divisions throughout Norway and a branch office in Oslo.NIBIO has five professional divisions: Food and Agriculture, Forestry and Forest Resources, Plant Health and Biotechnology, Mapping and Statistics and Environment and Climate.

Website: www.nibio.no

 

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Università degli Studi di Genova

UNIGE

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Italy

 
Business/Research activities:The Department for the Study of the Territory and its Resources (Dip.Te.Ris) of the University of Genoa is an Academic Government Institution in Italy focused on teaching and researching marine biology and ecology. It takes part in the PhD School of Marine Environmental Sciences. The Department is involved in marine ecology, in fishery resources assessment, in ecotoxicology, aquaculture and environmental friendly activities.

Website: www.dipteris.unige.it

 

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Universiteit Leiden – Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) – Dept. of Industrial Ecology (IE)

UL-CML

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The Netherlands

 
Business/Research activities:CML is a major player in methods development for sustainability analysis, with a key role in LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), EE-IOA (Environmentally Extended Input-Output Analysis) and Hybrid LCA.Since ample two years, CML is involved in the EU FP7 SEAT (www.seatglobal.eu) project as partner responsible for performing LCA studies of selected aquaculture systems in South-East Asia.

Website: http://cml.leiden.edu/

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ETA-Florence Renewable Energies

ETA

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Italy

 
Business/Research activities:ETA Florence is a multidisciplinary and multilingual team of professionals looking on the successful implementation of Renewable Energy Projects, carrying out several EU projects in 4th, 5th, 6th and 7thFramework Programme.ETA assists public bodies and local authorities in the identification of the possible initiatives to improve the renewable energies, energy efficiency and local sustainable development.ETA has over 15 years of experience in dissemination activities, including conference and exhibition organisation and realisation. Among the activities undertaken by ETA are the conception, preparation, organisation and management of a series of high level and large-scale international conferences, workshops, seminars and exhibitions, mainly in the field of Renewable Energies. ETA has acquired a profound experience working together with its partners and has developed well tried and tested procedures demonstrating a high degree of efficiency and reliability. Since 1994, ETA organizes seminars in the framework of international projects in order to:i) integrate stakeholders and local actors, ii) create and develop European networks and programmes, iii) explain marketing strategies on renewable energies and energy efficiency, iv) promote financing models and public-private partnerships and v) support the transfer of knowledge.

Website: www.etaflorence.it