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.
|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|
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.