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