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

  • 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.