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Welcome to ARCTAQUA

Cross-Border Innovations in Arctic Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal production in the world and is considered an environmentally sustainable protein source for the growing world population. However, in Europe and Russia the aquaculture production volume has not followed the increase demand for aquaculture products. The diversification of the produced aquaculture species has the potential to answer to the markets demand for fish protein. The ARCTAQUA main objective is to promote the development of sustainable aquaculture in the Arctic region. For this, the ARCTAQUA will address main bottlenecks in the production of novel fish species (Arctic char, spotted wolffish, European whitefish and nelma) in the Arctic region which will improve the economical feasibility of these species production and expand this industry. Ultimately, the ARCTAQUA will result in new job opportunities and contribute for the economical development of the Arctic region.

 

NEWS

2020. Feb – Nord and Akvatik visit the Arctic char fish farm partner Sigerfjord to plan the activities of the coming year

2020. Jan – Project kick-off (28-30 Jan) in St Petersburg hosted by the Berg Institute

2019. Dec – The ARCTAQUA has officially started

 

The ARCTAQUA is funded by the Kolarctic ENI CBC 2014-2020 Programme, EU, Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

This website has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents are the sole responsibility of the implementing partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

Webpage manager: Jose Beirão (jose.beirao-dos-santos@nord.no), Nord University