About the Project - adriaquanet
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Enhancing Innovation and Sustainability in Adriatic Aquaculture
In the recent years, research has shown that farmed fish can grow more resistant to pathogens and environmental stress by changing its feeding. By designing and testing new feeds, we aim at addressing a number of understandable doubts of consumers about the quality of farmed fish. Furthermore, by introducing a new technology to extract biofuel for the wastes accumulating in cages, farms will be able to keep clean their local waters and obtain energy for operating their installations.
University of Udine
By cooperating with SMEs, we can apply new knowledge to fish and food production, advance technologies by performing pilot tests and contribute to the economic progress of the aquaculture sector
By cooperating with researchers, we can accelerate knowledge development and quality of scientific results
We shall focus our communication activities towards the consumers, in order to improve their awareness about the nutritional quality of farmed fish, which derives from the quality of the environment and feeding protocols
Adriatic mariculture provides highly valued fish products for both local and distant markets. This sector can further develop thanks to new available technologies. In this project, industries and research laboratories from both Italy and Croatia are teaming up to put in practice:
- New ways to feed farmed fish, so to improve their wellness and quality;
- New vaccines and natural compounds in support of fish health;
- New systems to manage wastes from sea farms, so to extract biofuel while reducing water pollution;
- New food processing and marketing for reaching more consumers. It is expected that as many as 25 small-medium enterprises will test and adopt technological innovations, and a group of 50 workers will be trained by staff of seven research labs to apply these innovations in their workplace. This is the first ever initiative for improving the quality of fish farming and marketing by cooperation between both sides of the Adriatic Sea
F&F – adriaquanet
University of Udine
VIA PALLADIO, 8
Udine - Italy
The Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences hosts 120 professors and researchers, over 200 research collaborators, and a staff of 60 technical and administrative staff. It is a regional leader for education, research, innovation and international cooperation in the field of applied sciences. Within this Department, a team of 10 reputed scientists operates laboratories for Fish Pathology, Immunology, Fish Nutrition, Food Microbiology, and Wastewater Engineering.
Contact person: Marco Galeotti
Croatian Veterinary Institute
Croatian Veterinary Institute is the leading institution for monitoring and surveillance programs financed by the Government of Croatia. Staff from Laboratory for fish pathology, analytical chemistry and Animal welfare office provide advanced technical services to stakeholders.
Contact person: Snježana Zrnčić
University of Trieste - Department of Life Science
Dept. of Life Sciences is a regional leader for education, research, innovation and international cooperation in the field of biology. A team of 5 reputed scientists operates laboratories of Molecular nutrition and Genomics, with expertise in biomarker development.
Contact person: Sabina Passamonti
Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries - IOF
Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries is based in Split. It is the National Reference Centre for the Sea, carrying national and international scientific projects in the field of fisheries and aquaculture, and consultancy service. The Laboratory of Aquaculture focuses on host-pathogen interactions in aquaculture.
Contact person: Ivona Mladineo
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie is based in Legnaro in the Province of Padova. It is the National Reference Laboratory for fish diseases. The staff operates in advanced laboratories for diagnosing known and emerging pathologies and has access to an experimental acquarium to develop novel vaccines.
Contact person: Amedeo Manfrin
University of Rijeka - Faculty of tourism and hospitality management
Faculty of Management, Tourism and Hospitality is Croatia’s only university institution fully oriented to education for the managerial positions in tourism and hospitality industry. The Dept. of Food and Nutrition is focussed on specific nutritional needs in catering service.
Contact person: Greta Krešić
National Research Council of Italy – Department Of Chemical Science And Material Technology
Dept. of Chemical science and Material Technology is based in Padova. PP6 staff has a broad and unique expertise in the development of bioactive natural products potentially active on fish bacterial pathogens and fish immune response to diseases.
Contact person: Angelo Fontana
Mariculture cluster is based in Split. It is a private body, whose members are 99% of the actors in Croatian marine aquaculture. It provides its members with legal assistance, support technology purchase and supporting actions for export.
Contact person: Kristian Zanki
Friškina ltd is a private small and medium enterprise, with its headquarter and packaging plant in the Splitsko-dalmatinska County. Its caged cultivation site is in the Movar Bay, close to the city of Rogoznica in Šibensko-kninska County. PP8 uses a set of 6 small cages for R&I projects testing new feed, feeding regime or new substances for control of diseases of vaccine against the bacterial pathogens.
Contact person: Igor Cvitić
Fishfarm Caldoli Ltd
Azienda Agricola Ittica Caldoli ltd is a private small and medium enterprise, based in Lesina, in the Province of Foggia. It produces valuable marine fish species; it exports fry to other aquaculture plants in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a modern model of farm, where renewable energy sources are used.
Contact person: Andrea Novelli
Orada Adriatic ltd is a private small and medium enterprise, based in the Island of Cres, in the Primorsko-Goranska County. It is a sea bass and bream farm. It is the first Croatian fish farm that introduced a semi-automatic distributor of feed in the cages, allowing to accurately record data regarding fish feeding.
Contact person: Ivana Balenović
Friultrota Di Pighin Ltd
Friultrota di Pighin ltd is a private small and medium enterprise, based in San Daniele del Friuli near Udine. It produces processed seafood, like cold and hot smoked fish, cooked fillets, sauces, etc. All products are processed without using any preservatives.
Contact person: Mauro Pighin