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Improvement and innovation of a BIO-secure Recirculating Aquaculture System for SHRIMP and additional biomass circular production

Active Last updated: 28.04.2023
End: dec 2024
Start: nov 2022

Shrimp production in aquaculture is going to be made sustainable in a European project, also with participation from India. NIBIO will be responsible for evaluation and sustainable use of the residues, primarily as fertilisers.

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External project link BIORAS_SHRIMP project web-site
Start - end date 02.11.2022 - 31.12.2024
Project manager at Nibio Bente Føreid
Division Division of Environment and Natural Resources
Department Urban Greening and Vegetation Ecology
Partners European collaboration project, led by University of Salento, Italy
Total budget 1363000
Funding source RCN

The high demand of shrimp for human consumption has led to rapid expansion of production all over the world. During the last decade, an increasing interest to shrimp culture has arisen also in Europe, due to the increasing demand for freshly harvested, sustainably produced shrimps and to the application of highly intensive closed recirculating aquaculture (RAS) and biofloc (BFT) systems. BIORAS_SHRIMP aims to develop and test an innovative bio-secure, land based sustainable shrimp culture model to minimise waste, enhance productivity and recover energy and nutrient for additional biomass production, in view of a circular economy process. 

NIBIO's role in BIORAS_SHRIMP is to evaluate and test as fertilisers the sludge from shrimp production. Pot tests and a field experiment in Italy  will be carried out.