Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food-production sector in the world providing almost half of the global fish supply. Increases in demand for fish indicate that aquaculture will continue to expand. Therefore it’s time to start thinking about how to do it better, in a more sustainable way that creates jobs without spoiling local ecosystems and environment. Aquaculture is a young industry and the will to improve exists for the simple reason that it is in the interest of every stakeholder. Adoption of better management practices is the answer to better yields and profitability apart.

BlueBRIDGE will develop a service that focuses on increasing aquaculture productivity, while minimizing impacts on the environment by providing capacities for aqua-farming companies for performance estimation, benchmarking, decision making and strategic investment analysis.

The Performance Evaluation in Aquaculture VRE in a nutshell

Blue Growth scenario: 

Provide a service that focuses on increasing aquaculture productivity, while minimizing impacts on the environment by providing capacities for aqua-farming companies for performance estimation, benchmarking, decision making and strategic investment analysis

Challenges: 

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food-production sector in the world, now providing almost half of the global fish supply. Increases in demand for fish indicate that aquaculture will continue to expand.
Therefore, it’s time to start thinking about how to do it better, in a more sustainable way that creates jobs without spoiling local ecosystems and environment. Aquaculture is a young industry and the will to improve exists for the simple reason that it is in the interest of every stakeholder. Adoption of better management practices is the answer to better yields and profitability apart. 
BlueBRIDGE aims to develop tools that will help companies increase productivity, resilience and lower development impact on the environment. That is the only way to sustainable aquaculture, which is the answer to the growing global demand for seafood.

Scope/Thematic area: 

Aquaculture

Short Description (high level):

Web-based service for performance estimation, benchmarking, decision making and strategic investment analysis

Functionalities: 
  • Data collection and management

  • Generation of feeding, growth and feed conversion tables based on user data

  • Model management

  • What-if and simulation analysis

  • Development of global models that will be used for benchmarking

Direct beneficiaries: 
  • Aquaculture companies

  • Government organizations

  • Environmental agencies

  • Scientists

  • Potential investors

Expected Outcomes: 
  • Services to support model generation for feeding, growth and feed conversion

  • Benchmarking services

  • Global models per species and area characteristics

Existing or similar solutions:

There are no similar solutions available as services. Some of the production management software systems that are available on the market support the generation of models but there is nothing available as a service. So service available to support performance analysis.

Where to access:

https://i-marine.d4science.org/web/performanceevaluationinaquaculture

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