Species

The vision of the EU aquaculture industry is to grow substantially in the next decade and to provide annually 4.5 million tons of sustainable food products. In the EU, just over 90 % of aquaculture production is from farming six commercial species: salmon, trout, oysters, seabass, gilthead seabream and mussels. NewTechAqua intends to expand and diversify EU production of finfish, molluscs and microalgae by developing and validating technologically-advanced, resilient and sustainable new solutions.

Seabream

The seabream can be found naturally in the Mediterranean Sea, as well as in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, from the UK to the Canary Islands (Spain). Gilthead seabream feed on molluscs, shellfish and small fish. It has become one of the main species in European aquaculture. The EU is the biggest commercial producer of this kind of fish in the world, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Spain, Tunisia and Croatia being the main producers.

Seabream

The seabream can be found naturally in the Mediterranean Sea, as well as in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, from the UK to the Canary Islands (Spain). Gilthead seabream feed on molluscs, shellfish and small fish. It has become one of the main species in European aquaculture. The EU is the biggest commercial producer of this kind of fish in the world, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Spain, Tunisia and Croatia being the main producers.

Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon are originally from the Atlantic Ocean and are very large, reaching up to a metre in length. The Atlantic salmon is a species within the genus Salmo while there are seven different species of Pacific salmon, which belong to the genus Oncorhynchus.

Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon are originally from the Atlantic Ocean and are very large, reaching up to a metre in length. The Atlantic salmon is a species within the genus Salmo while there are seven different species of Pacific salmon, which belong to the genus Oncorhynchus.

Rainbow Trout

Native to the Pacific coast of the United States, rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) was brought to Europe at the end of the 19th century and today it is farmed in nearly all European countries.

Rainbow Trout

Native to the Pacific coast of the United States, rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) was brought to Europe at the end of the 19th century and today it is farmed in nearly all European countries.

Seabass

Seabass normally reaches a length of half a metre and a weight of 12kg. It is mostly found in the wild waters around Europe, such as the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean and Black seas. The EU is the largest producer of seabass with a share of 80% worldwide.

Seabass

Seabass normally reaches a length of half a metre and a weight of 12kg. It is mostly found in the wild waters around Europe, such as the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean and Black seas. The EU is the largest producer of seabass with a share of 80% worldwide.

Greater Amberjack

The Greater amberjack’s (Seriola dumerili) length is about 100cm, being considered a large predatory fish that can live for 17 years. Its distribution in nature varies: it can be found in oceans and seas all around the world. It is remarkable that this species is found mostly individually or in small groups only and Greater amberjack breeding in captivity has proven to be problematic.

Greater Amberjack

The Greater amberjack’s (Seriola dumerili) length is about 100cm, being considered a large predatory fish that can live for 17 years. Its distribution in nature varies: it can be found in oceans and seas all around the world. It is remarkable that this species is found mostly individually or in small groups only and Greater amberjack breeding in captivity has proven to be problematic.

Meagre

Meagre can grow up to be around two meters length and 50kg in weight and can be found roaming the east side of the Atlantic Ocean as well as in the Mediterranean and the Black seas.

Meagre

Meagre can grow up to be around two meters length and 50kg in weight and can be found roaming the east side of the Atlantic Ocean as well as in the Mediterranean and the Black seas.

Senegalese Sole

The standard length of Senegalese sole is 60cm, and its body is oval and asymmetric and it is usually found swimming around the west side of the Mediterranean sea. They feed on small crustaceans and are normally located in lagoons and costal areas up to depth of 100m.

Senegalese Sole

The standard length of Senegalese sole is 60cm, and its body is oval and asymmetric and it is usually found swimming around the west side of the Mediterranean sea. They feed on small crustaceans and are normally located in lagoons and costal areas up to depth of 100m.

Grey Mullet

The grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) is found in coastal tropical and subtropical waters all over the world. It reaches about 50cm in length and 8kg in weight. The Grey mullet is a euryhaline fish, meaning that the fish can acclimate to different levels of salinity. This species occupies waters at temperatures ranging from 8-25ºC in calm waters close to shore, around mouths of stream and inlets, and brackish bays and lagoons, rivers and harbors.

Grey Mullet

The grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) is found in coastal tropical and subtropical waters all over the world. It reaches about 50cm in length and 8kg in weight. The Grey mullet is a euryhaline fish, meaning that the fish can acclimate to different levels of salinity. This species occupies waters at temperatures ranging from 8-25ºC in calm waters close to shore, around mouths of stream and inlets, and brackish bays and lagoons, rivers and harbors.

Pacific Oyster

The shell length of Pacific oyster is normally 10-15 cm, but can be up to 38 cm. In nature it can be found on hard rocky surfaces, in water up to 40 metres deep, but also in sandy areas. Originally from Japan, Pacific Oysters are now the most widely farmed and commercially important oyster. They account for 98% of the world’s cultured oyster production, and are produced in countries all over the world. Depending on environmental conditions, resources and market, different methods are used in the production of Pacific oysters: seed supply, broodstock, larval and postlarval culture, nurseries.

Pacific Oyster

The shell length of Pacific oyster is normally 10-15 cm, but can be up to 38 cm. In nature it can be found on hard rocky surfaces, in water up to 40 metres deep, but also in sandy areas. Originally from Japan, Pacific Oysters are now the most widely farmed and commercially important oyster. They account for 98% of the world’s cultured oyster production, and are produced in countries all over the world. Depending on environmental conditions, resources and market, different methods are used in the production of Pacific oysters: seed supply, broodstock, larval and postlarval culture, nurseries.

Mussel

There are two kinds of mussels – marine and freshwater. They usually feed on plankton and can be found in seas all over the world. Besides the use of mussels as food, they have an array of uses for industrial and surgical applications, environmental bio indicators of the aquatic environments.

Mussel

There are two kinds of mussels – marine and freshwater. They usually feed on plankton and can be found in seas all over the world. Besides the use of mussels as food, they have an array of uses for industrial and surgical applications, environmental bio indicators of the aquatic environments.

Microalgae

Microalgae grow in extreme marine and freshwater environments and an increasing range of microalgae species are nowadays produced in a variety of systems for biomass being used in different commercial purposes including feed for aquaculture in hatcheries.

 

Microalgae

Microalgae grow in extreme marine and freshwater environments and an increasing range of microalgae species are nowadays produced in a variety of systems for biomass being used in different commercial purposes including feed for aquaculture in hatcheries.