RP2E INRA Université de Lorraine

Projets de recherche

Domestication en aquaculture continentale (DAC)

  • AQUAEXCEL2020: AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELlence in European fish research towards 2020


    AQUAEXCEL2020, a Horizon 2020 research infrastructure project, aims to support the sustainable growth of the aquaculture sector in Europe. AQUAEXCEL2020 comprises a large group of leading European aquaculture research facilities that work towards advanced integration and standardisation of tools for aquaculture research. AQUAEXCEL2020 aims to offer services tailored to the needs of the European aquaculture community and support and conduct world-class aquaculture research.

    Similar to the forerunner project AQUAEXCEL (2011-2015), one of the key aspects of AQUAEXCEL2020 is to provide subsidised access to its top-class aquaculture facilities as well as numerous highly pertinent services for researchers from academia and industry. AQUAEXCEL2020 will also provide training for transnational access users, aquaculture researchers, technical staff and industry stakeholders. Calls for transnational access will be announced on a regular basis.

    Link to the website: AQUAEXCEL2020: www.aquaexcel2020.eu

  • DIVERSIFY: Enhancing the European aquaculture production by removing production bottlenecks of emerging species, producing new products and accessing new markets

    The programme DIVERSIFY identified a number of new/emerging finfish species, with a great potential for the expansion of the EU aquaculture industry.  The emphasis is on Mediterranean or warm-water cage culture, but also addressed are cold-water, pond/extensive and fresh water aquaculture.  These new/emerging species are fast growing and/or large finfishes, marketed at a large size and can be processed into a range of products to provide the consumer with both a greater diversity of fish species and new value-added products.  DIVERSIFY focuses on meagre (Argyrosomus regius) and greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) for warm-water marine cage culture, wreckfish (Polyprion americanus) for warm- and cool-water marine cage culture, Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) for marine cold-water culture, grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) a euryhaline herbivore for pond/extensive culture, and pikeperch (Sanders lucioperca) for freshwater intensive culture using Recirculating Aquaculture Systems.  These species were selected based both on their biological and economical potential, and to cover the entire European geographic area and stimulate different aquaculture types.  In collaboration with a number of SMEs and large enterprises, DIVERSIFY will build on recent/current national initiatives for species diversification in aquaculture, in order to overcome the documented bottlenecks in the production of these species.  The combination of biological, technological and socioeconomic research planned in DIVERSIFY are expected to support the diversification of the aquaculture industry and help in expanding production, increasing aquaculture products and development of new markets.

  • EUROSTARS Transander (France-Hungary; universities and SME)

    Pikeperch has impressive market potential and a very interesting candidate for the development of inland aquaculture. The recent development of pikeperch fish farms in Europe shows market potential. But the production of pikeperch in RAS is still at its infancy and the procedures used in the farms to manage fish reproduction are based on empirical experience from other percids. It is thus important to optimize the conditions of reproduction to improve the production of pikeperch.

    The aim of the project is the optimalization of pikeperch propagation with using unique methodology, using the optimal photothermal programme, induced spawning and the best pikeperch strain. At the end of the project, the new technological process will allow the participating SMEs a more cost-effective, high quality and sustainableproduction. Results will be described and summarized within a standardized protocol which is suitable for further utilization and commercialization.

  • Impact de la température de vernalisation sur la gonadogénèse de trois espèces de poissons pondeurs printaniers : le gardon (Rutilus rutilus), la perche (Perca fluviatilis) et la carpe commune (Cyprinus carpio).

    Dans un contexte de réchauffement climatique global dont les effets sur la distribution et la phénologie des espèces commencent à être mesurables, nous avons besoin de déterminer l’effet de l’élévation de la température sur les différentes phases du cycle de reproduction afin de prédire la réponse des espèces à ces changements de l’ordre de quelques degrés. Cependant, très peu de données expérimentales sont disponibles lorsqu’on s’intéresse à l’effet de modifications de l’ordre de quelques degrés de la température telles que celles prédites par le GIEC sur le cycle de reproduction.

    Le présent projet a pour objectif d’évaluer l’effet de quatre modalités de température (température « naturelle », + 2°C, + 4°C et + 6°C ; modifications possibles de la température prévues selon les modèles du GIEC) sur le cycle de reproduction, et notamment la gonadogénèse (analyse de paramètres morpho-anatomiques, histologiques et physiologiques) pendant la phase de vernalisation chez trois pondeurs printaniers, le gardon (Rutilus rutilus), la perche (Perca fluviatilis) et la carpe commune (Cyprinus carpio).

    Ce projet UL est cofinancé par l’Union européenne avec le Fonds Européen de Développement Régional et la région Grand Est. Le soutien financier de l’Union européenne est de l'ordre de 15 k€.

  • NUSANTARA International joint research grant French – Indonesia, Science and Technology Program

  • Projet Région DOMPOP

    Délimitation d'unités à fort potentiel pour l'aquaculture: vers une Domestication ciblée des Populations sauvages