The SUBMARINER Network is establishing a pan-Baltic Aquaculture Working Group, focused on fish aquaculture such as RAS, but also including IMTA and aquaponics, with input from our macroalgae and mussel working groups. Together the Working Group will continue to connect aquaculture practitioners, technology providers as well as other R&D partners through a set of dedicated activities.
There were around 20 participants with presentations from the Finnish Aquaponics Society, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) and Meredith Lloyd-Evans of BioBridge Ltd presenting his chapter on IMTA in the EUMOFA Blue Bioeconomy report 2020. This was followed by introductions of working group members, and discussions on feed ingredients, legislation, business pitfalls, agri-aqua & renewable energy collaborations, as well as potential multi-trophic combinations to rethink the definition of aquaculture to promote diversification of revenue streams.
- Introduction to SUBMARINER & the Working Group / Frederick Bruce
- Finnish Aquaponics Society / Tobias Lipsewers
- Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) / Jouni Vielma
- EUMOFA Blue Bioeconomy Report 2020 & IMTA Meredith Lloyd-Evans / BioBridge UK
- Geothermal Potential in Whiteleg Shrimp Recirculating Aquaculture Technology / Nerijus Nika, Klaipeda University