INTEGRATE fosters cooperation for industrial transition towards Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) in the Atlantic Area

The INTEGRATE Project Posters

Throughout the course of the INTEGRATE project, our partners have been busy presenting posters about the project at various conferences and events, including at Seagriculture 2019 in Ostend and the European Aquaculture Society conferences in Montpellier in 2018 and Berlin in 2019! Here are the posters we have presented so far:

INTEGRATE Project CTAQUA @ EAS 2018
INTEGRATE Pilot Action 1 ISC @ Seagriculture 2019
INTEGRATE Pilot Action 3 CTAQUA @ EAS 2019
INTEGRATE Pilot Action 3 IPMA @ EAS 2019
INTEGRATE IMTA definition NUIG @ EAS 2019
INTEGRATE Project Interreg Atlantic Area 2017-2020

IMTA in France: factsheet available in English and French

Our French project partners have released a factsheet about integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) in France. Check them out now and learn about IMTA in France; the factsheet is available in English and French!

Factsheet in English about IMTA in France
Fiche d’information en français sur l’AMTI en France

Pilot Action information leaflets

As part of the INTEGRATE Project’s outreach to a wider public activities, we are creating a suite of promotional material to help inform a range of stakeholders about different aspects of eco-efficient practices in aquaculture. We hope to demonstrate that IMTA can be a step towards a greener Atlantic aquaculture industry, producing safe and healthy food and valuable jobs.

Our new leaflets, each describing one of our 3 pilot actions, are now available for download:

Pilot Action 1: testing new eco-friendly technologies and high-value species applied to IMTA
Pilot Action 2: near-shore eco-friendly IMTA developments of the system porphyra-oysters
Pilot Action 3: Eco-friendly standard IMTA model for land-based semi-extensive aquaculture

 

 

Keynote presentations from invited speakers and project partners

Presented at the INTEGRATE Project IMTA definition event on May 9th, 2019. The event was hosted by the Interreg Atlantic Area Managing Authority at the Norte Portugal Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N), Porto, Portugal.

  1. INTEGRATE Project overiew Erik-Jan Malta. Erik-Jan Malta. Aquaculture Technology Centre (CTAQUA)
  2. Results of the online questionnaire Bertrand Jacquemin. Project Manager. Centre d’Étude et de Valorisation des Algues (Ceva)
  3. IMTA towards sustainable aquaculture Xinhua Yuan. Senior Aquaculture Officer. Aquaculture brach, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  4. Models of land-based IMTA developed in Israel Amir Neori. Research Fellow. University of Haifa
  5. Trade-offs in European IMTA: who benefits and who pays? Adam Hughes. Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Aquaculture. Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
  6. ASC and MSC seaweed certification – considerations and challenges Patricia Bianchi. Seaweed Account Manager. Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

The INTEGRATE Project Podcasts

Five podcasts recorded by CTAQUA at the INTEGRATE Project IMTA definition event on May 9th, 2019. The event was hosted by the Interreg Atlantic Area Managing Authority at the Norte Portugal Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N), Porto, Portugal.

1. Adam Hughes, Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Aquaculture, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), UK, discusses the main challenges to overcome in order to implement an industrial IMTA model.

 

2. Amir Neori, Research Fellow at the University of Haifa, Israel, talks about the future perspective of IMTA.

 

3. Pierre Eyrolles, Research Assistant at Agrocampus Ouest, France, describes the goals amd aims of the INTEGRATE project roundtable expert groups.

 

4. Rui Pereira, Co-Founder and Lab and Scientific Director at ALGAplus, Portugal, talks about his experience with industrial and experimental IMTA models.

 

5. Xinhua Yuan, Senior Aquaculture Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, Italy, talks about the current global perspective of IMTA and how Europe fits into this perspective.

 

Three podcasts recorded by CTAQUA at the INTEGRATE Project partnership meeting on October 10th, 2019, hosted by project partner CEVA in Pleubian, France.

1. Erik-Jan Malta, Project Manager at the Andalusian Aquaculture Technology Centre (CTAQUA), Spain, talks about his experience running CTAQUA’s Pilot Action 3 site in Andalusia, southern Spain.

 

2. Jessica Ratcliff, Postdoc Researcher at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Ireland, talks about the INTEGRATE approach to reaching a consensus on a definition of IMTA.

 

3. Lars Brunner, Support Scientist, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), UK, talks about the regulatory side of IMTA in the European Atlantic Area.

Introduction of the INTEGRATE project online training material

Lars Brunner, Support Scientist at The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), introducing the project’s online training material.