Online communication and dissemination at Aquaculture Europe 2020

European Aquaculture Society (EAS) has annually organized a congress in which industry, scientists and policy makers meet face-to-face. In 2020, the congress was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and organized in April 2021 as an on-line meeting with pre-recorded videos.

AquaIMPACTFutureEUAquaNewTechAqua and iFishIENCi projects are funded from the Horizon 2020 Innovation Action call Sustainable European Aquaculture 4.0: Nutrition and Breeding Innovations. These projects complement each other to develop more sustainable aquaculture in EU. The four projects are also communicating and disseminating the project outcomes together.

The four projects were present in the Aquaculture Europe online congress. This provided a unique opportunity to document the progress and the results of these projects. The following AquaIMPACT Newsletter 1/2021 summarizes the contributions of the four projects.

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FutureEUaqua General Assembly


On 9 October 2019, at the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) conference in Berlin (  FutureEUAqua, AquaIMPACT  and iFishIENCi  will hold a joint half-day session. All three projects will provide an overview on their activities and some of the results available so far. The joint session will highlight the synergies and complementarity between the projects. 

When: 9 October 2019

EAS session: Sustainable European aquaculture 4.0: nutrition and breeding innovations


  • AquaIMPACT – genomic and nutritional innovations for genetically superior farmed fish
  • Development of fish feeds and feeding strategies for genetically superior fish from breeding programs
  • The impact of genomic selection in commercial breeding programs for four important species in European aquaculture


  • iFishIENCi – general overview
  • Concept paper on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Concept paper on data modeling for aquaculture (to be confirmed)


  • FutureEUAqua – future growth in sustainable, resilient and climate friendly organic and conventional European aquaculture
  • Feed and nutrition in organic aquaculture
  • Power calculations for optimisation of the experimental design to detect g x e: salmon experiments in FuturEUAqua
  • The role of internet of things for healthy fish and environment in the European aquaculture
Credit: Reidun Kraugerud © Nofima

FutureEUAqua kick-off meeting

The EU project FutureEUAqua was kicked off on 11 – 12 December 2018, at Nofima Ås, Norway.  32 partners from 9 countries were represented when 50 participants found their way in the pre-Christmas period to an inspiring and promising project start-up meeting.

At the two-day meeting, all work-packages presented their plans and there were many fruitful and inspiring scientific discussions during all presentations.  The project officer also attended the meeting and gave a presentation where she, amongst other good points encouraged keeping focus on the impact through the project.  The second day was devoted to parallel workshops in the different work packages, thus enabling a real start of the work.

FutureEUAqua will work for a future-oriented and sustainable organic and conventional aquaculture production, and will work throughout the value chain from genetics, alternative feed ingredients, monitoring of health and welfare, innovative products and packaging methods and optimal production systems.  The project will also work on consumer perceptions and regulations, as well as dissemination and training of a wide range of stakeholders.


Picture : Reidun Kraugerud ©Nofima