Increasing Industrial Resource Efficiency in European Mariculture

 The IDREEM Newsletter


What is the IDREEM project?                                    
IDREEM (Increasing Industrial Resource Efficiency in European Mariculture) is a European research project launched in 2012 to protect the long-term sustainability of European aquaculture by developing and demonstrating a new innovative production technology, Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture or IMTA.

What is IMTA?
IMTA, to the uninitiated, is a technique in aquaculture based on the concept that growing species at multiple trophic levels side-by-side is more efficient than a monoculture system. The classic exemplar of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) is the fin-fish, bivalve,...

Meet the IDREEM partners
IDREEM is made-up of a consortium of 15 partners including SMEs, research organizations and companies.

Interview with some SMEs
Read the interview we made with three SMEs who are partners in the IDREEM project. (photo courtesy of Aqua Lavagna srl)

Scottish Salmon Company and Loch Fyne Oysters operating IMTA site in Ardcastle
Since obtaining the various consents and marine licences for an Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) site in early January 2013 The Scottish Salmon company Limited (SSC) and Loch Fyne Oysters Limited ( LFO) have been busy installing an IMTA site. 
Commission calls for cooperation to boost sustainable aquaculture in Europe
To boost the development of EU aquaculture, the European Commission has issued strategic guidelines, thereby cooperating with Member States and stakeholders in overcoming the challenges facing the sector.


IDREEM’s presentation by Dr. Kenny Black of the Scottish Association for Marine Science (left) at the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Feb 2013

New developments of IMTA in Europe: focusing on seaweed at the 21st International Seaweed Symposium in Bali, Indonesia

September 25, 2013 – September 26, 2013
Seagriculture: Exploring the Seaweed Chain
2nd International Seaweed Conference

September 28, 2013 – October 3, 2013
World Seafood Congress

November 3, 2013 – November 6, 2013
Aquaculture 2013

June 22, 2014 – June 27, 2014
5th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology 2014


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