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IMTA-EFFECT : ERANET COFASP European Project 2016-2018

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Aquaculture is facing a double challenge: producing more to sustain a growing demand for aquatic products and preserving the environment. Aquatic products play an increasing role in human nutrition. World demand for edible fish products increased from 9.9 kg to 18.6 kg per capita in the 1960 to 2010 time period. The supply is no longer sustained by fisheries which remained stable for more than 10 years (at around 90 million metric tons), but by aquaculture production, which increased an average of 8.8% per year (1980-2010). The European aquaculture production has not accompanied this trend and has fallen in recent years. It is important that the European countries increase their aquaculture sector but the design of production system needs to be cost-efficient and to include ecosystem services.

Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture (IMTA) is one of the most promising pathways in the evolution of aquaculture systems. Our project IMTA-Effect aims to provide a better understanding of the interaction of species of different trophic levels in IMTA, and to provide reliable practical references for system implementation.

Aquaculture Multi-Trophique Intégrée : Efficience et  Préservation de l’Environnement

L'aquaculture est confrontée à un double défi: produire plus pour soutenir une demande croissante de produits aquatiques et préserver l'environnement. Les produits aquatiques jouent un rôle croissant dans l’alimentation humaine. La demande mondiale de produits aquatique de consommation est passée de 9,9 kg à 18,6 kg par habitant et par an, dans la période 1960 - 2010. L'accroissement de l’approvisionnement n'est plus assuré par les pêcheries qui sont demeurées stables depuis plus de 10 ans (environ 90 millions de tonnes), mais par la production aquacole, qui a augmenté en moyenne de 8,8% par an (1980-2010). La production aquacole européenne n'a pas accompagné cette tendance et a stagné ou diminué durant ces dernières années. Il est important que les pays européens développent leur secteur aquacole, mais la conception de systèmes de production doit prendre en compte la rentabilité et la fourniture de services écosystémiques.

L'aquaculture multitrophique intégrée (AMTI) est l'une des voies les plus prometteuses dans l'évolution des systèmes d'aquaculture. Notre projet IMTA-Effect vise à mieux comprendre l'interaction des espèces de différents niveaux trophiques dans les AMTI et à fournir des références pratiques fiables pour la mise en œuvre de ces systèmes de production.


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Newsletter for February 2017 : Lycée français de Tananarive

Dans le cadre d’un projet EPI pluridisciplinaire (SVT – histoire géographie) en classe de 5ème, l’exemple de gestion des ressources...
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Aquaculture - Magazine Sciences Ouest N°344, September 2016.
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The project will be presented at the Aquaculture Europe 2017 conference

The "IMTA-Effect" project will be presented at the Aquaculture Europe 2017 conference.
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