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AQUAMED : The future of research on aquaculture in the Mediterranean region


The fast development of the Mediterranean freshwater and marine aquaculture sector is confronted with a set of difficulties including, inadequate production systems and competitiveness, interaction and space competition with other users and the need for proper integration in the coastal zones, as well as possible negative impacts on the environment and a negative image of the product quality. Aquaculture development in this region is contrasted in terms of the importance of the sector, domestic market demand, typology of the industry, research and development structures and capacities. Consequently, there is a need for a knowledge-based development strategy for this activity to be implemented using a flexible and concerted approach. The project consortium, covering most of the situations of the aquaculture sector in the Mediterranean, put the emphasis on the participatory approach, the dissemination of the outcomes of the AQUAMED activities and the sustainability of the multi-stakeholder platform.

Project information

European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organisation (EFARO), France

Aqua TT Ltd - Ireland, University of Annaba- Research Laboratory of Marine Bioresources - Algeria, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries - Croatia, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries - Egypt, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) - France, The Agricultural Research Organisation of Israel- The Volcan Centre - Israel, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries - Lebanon, National Institute for Fisheries Research (NHRI) - Morocco, National Institute of Science and Technology of the Sea - Tunisia, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs-General Directorate of Agricultural Research, Central Fisheries Research Institute - Turkey

Source of funding
7th Framework Programme (FP7)

Reference information



competitiveness, integration, multi-stakeholder platform, participatory approach, space competition



Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Sea Level Rise


Adaptation Measures and Actions


Coastal areas, Marine and Fisheries

Geographic characterization

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