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Virtual site visits and interviews of aquaculture businesses from Ukraine

Database with good practices in aquaculture

Good practices around the world

Eco-Ark, Singapore

Eco-Ark is a closed-containment floating farm installed in October 2019, producing almost 100 tonnes of barramundi (Asian sea bass), grouper and red snapper a year. 

More information available at: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/cna-insider/leave-aquaculture-norwegians-singaporean-was-told-food-security-fish-farming-2591951

Riverence, USA

Riverence is a land-based farm in the USA, sustainable producer of elite pedigree salmon & trout eggs, as well as gourmet trout fillets & smokehouse products. The eggs are raised in Washington State in state-of-the-art RAS facilities and are then transported to the company’s grow-out farms, located along the Snake River in Idaho’s Magic Valley. 

Find out more at: https://riverence.com/index.html


AquaVitae is a research project, funded by the European Horizon 2020 programe. The project, implemented during 2019-2023, aimed to increase aquaculture production in and around the Atlantic Ocean by developing new species, processes and products. The project focused on low trophic species (e.g. algae, echinoderms, shellfish), contributing to the circular economy and the Belém Statement. 

More information at http://www.aquavitaeproject.eu.

C-WEED AQUACULTURE, Saint-Malo, Brittany, France

C-WEED AQUACULTURE in Saint-Malo, Brittany, France grows, harvests and dries seaweeds, with a strong know-how that the founder has been developing since 1983.

New Zealand King Salmon, New Zealand

The New Zealand King Salmon company was a pioneer in marine salmon farming in New Zealand, utilising King salmon stock introduced from California over 100 years ago. The company has been growing and selling King salmon to consumers in Aotearoa and overseas for over 30 years.


HOLOFARM is a project funded by EU, led by Agrocampus Ouest Institute in Rennes, France, involving several French academic and professional partners as well as local stakeholders. The project focuses on sea cucumbers farming, exploring how they can become a diversification opportunity for European marine aquaculture.

More information at: https://oceans-and-fisheries.ec.europa.eu/news/new-sustainable-food-oceans-eu-funds-holofarm-sea-cucumber-farming-2021-03-26_en

INVE Aquaculture

With local offices and field teams in 27 different countries and over 500 employees, INVE Aquaculture specializes in providing state-of-the-art solutions in three main domains that are essential to aquaculture production: optimization of animal nutrition, careful management of animal health and rigorous control of the culture environment.

Find out more at https://www.inveaquaculture.com/

Bangs Island Farm in Casco Bay, Maine, USA

Bangs Island Mussels is a climate-positive family sea farm, cultivating mussels and kelp

Aquaculture Remote Classroom (ARC), Ireland

The Aquaculture Remote Classroom (ARC) project, funded by EU, promotes generational renewal in Ireland’s coastal aquaculture communities. The project provides aquaculture courses directly to primary school children around Ireland, in a truck-sized, mobile classroom containing all the high-tech tools needed.  It contains all the high-tech tools needed to give its young participants an engaging educational experience. The classroom has been in service since 2019.

Find out more at: https://oceans-and-fisheries.ec.europa.eu/news/farming-future-aquaculture-remote-classroom-brings-aquaculture-awareness-streets-2023-05-17_en


SPAROS is a science & technology company located in Portugal, specialized in the development of new products and tailored nutritional solutions for the aquaculture market. The company was created in 2008.

One of Sparos’ products is FEEDNETICS™, a prediction tool that evaluates the effects of aquafeeds on fish production. FEEDNETICS™ can be used by fish farmers to optimize feeding, by aquafeed companies to provide tailored client support and by academics to leverage their research, by:

  • comparing estimated FCR of different feeds or feeding regimes;
  • comparing different feeds or feeding regimes, in order to estimate the most cost-effective;
  • predicting the expected growth and body composition of a new feed under a farm´s annual temperature profile;
  • predicting the waste (Solids, N and P) at a given site and comparing for different feeds or feeding regimes;
  • assessing how different feeds perform in farm sites with different temperature profiles.

The target fish species are: Gilthead seabream, European seabass, Rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, Nile tilapia.

Maricap (Tuscany, Italy) – Sustainable Mariculture

Cooperativa Maricoltura e Ricerca (Mariculture and Research Cooperative – Maricap) was founded in 1998 and is located in Capraia, a tiny island in Tuscany, Italy. Thanks to EMFF support and an unbeatable fighting spirit, new high-skilled and well-paid jobs were created in sustainable and organic marine aquaculture.

More information: https://oceans-and-fisheries.ec.europa.eu/news/sustainable-mariculture-how-eu-helped-build-successful-enterprise-smart-island-capraia-2021-02-26_en

iMare Natural S.L., Spain

Restoring populations of Mediterranean snakelocks sea anemone (Anemonia sulcate) in southern Spain, for nature, medicine and gastronomy

Azerbaijan Fish Farm LLC

Azerbaijan Fish Farm LLC is the pioneer of sustainable and progressive fish breeding and caviar production in Azerbaijan.

TransparentSea, Los Angeles, USA

New Fish Farming Technologies

The video below presents several innovative technologies that will help optimize fish farming.

Pretul Saibling, Austria

Pretul Saibling was founded in 2016 and is a family based company that covers the entire value chain: from rearing to marketing and serving products at a restaurant on-site.

The business was supported by EU funding.

Find out more at:


Molin di Bucchio, Italy

An abandoned 18th century aquaculture farm in Tuscany, Italy, was restored with the help of EU funding.

The farm is producing both local and threatened species for ecosystem restoration, such as the Apenine trout (Salmo trutta fario), as well as the production of Rainbow trout for transformation and development of short chain food circuits.


AquaBounty is an innovative aquaculture company that raises Atlantic salmon in safe and sustainable, land-based fish farms across North America.

Take a virtual tour of AquaBounty’s fish farms located in Albany, Indiana and Rollo Bay, Canada and see AquaBounty’s process for raising fresh, sustainable salmon in carefully monitored land-based fish farms.

Fish Farming, Research and Promoting Fish Consumption in Czech Republic

Calverton Fish Farm – Nottingham, United Kingdom

In 1940 the Trent Fishery Board, a precursor of the Trent River Authority, opened the Calverton Fish Farm, on Moor Lane, with the aim of breeding thousands of fish to stock rivers and still waters around the country. 

Frugé Aquafarms and Cajun Crawfish in Branch, Louisiana, USA

Dinoville Aquafarm in South Korea

RDM Aquaculture LLC – One of the first indoor shrimp farms in the US

Located in Fowler, Indiana, RDM Aquaculture was started on July 13, 2010 and it raises Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), using biofloc or heterotrophic bacteria.

Find out more at https://www.rdmshrimp.com/.

You can also check out an interview with Karlanea Brown, co-founder of RDM Aquaculture:


TOMGOXY – Shrimpfarming Management Platform

TOMGOXY is a complete shrimpfarming management platform developed by RYNAN Technologies that combines IoT monitoring devices and cloud services with AI-driven data analytics for precision shrimp farming.

More information at: https://rynanaquaculture.com/tomgoxy

IMPAQT – Intelligent Management System for Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture

IMPAQT is a four-year European project, implemented by an international consortium consisting of 21 institutions (14 academic/research organizations, 4 SMEs and 3 large industries) from 13 countries, which aims to promote and support the eco-intensification of aquaculture production systems.

More information at: https://impaqtproject.eu/

UV Disinfection – ULTRAAQUA

The ULTRAAQUA international manufacturer produces sistems of advanced UV water disinfection for a wide range of applications, such as Recirculated Aquaculture Systems (RAS), Aquaculture Intake Water, Municipal Wastewater, Drinking Water, Wellboats and more.

The Danish company was founded in 1996 by two scientists, having the purpose of solving the increasing global water safety challenges, by combining extensive research, innovation, and technology. 

Today, more than 10 000 UV disinfection systems have been supplied worldwide, helping to improve sustainability. UV disinfection protects fish facilities from diseases caused by microorganisms. This method is a chemical-free and well-proven technology that disinfects water with powerful ultraviolet light. UV light penetrates deep into the viruses and bacteria, alternating the DNA of the microorganisms – leaving them inactivated, and unable to produce damage.

Future of Fish Feed (F3)

Future of Fish Feed (F3) is a collaborative effort between NGOs, researchers, and private partnerships to accelerate the commercialization of innovative, substitute aquaculture feed ingredients to replace wild-caught fish. The F3 Challenge is a series of contests designed to help accelerate “fish-free” ingredients for aquaculture feed that produce healthy seafood for consumers without utilizing wild ocean fish like anchovies, sardines and menhaden.


1. Fish-Free Feed Challenge – launched in 2015 

The challenge was for an aquafeed company to either produce and sell the most seafood-free aquaculture feed using innovative formulations of proteins and lipids by the challenge end date, September 15, 2017, or be the first to reach 100,000 metric tons (mT) of seafood-free feed sales.


2. Fish Oil Challenge – launched in 2017

The challenge aimed to find fish oil replacements that contain essential fatty acids in ratios that mimic the average fatty acid profile found in forage fish. The prize was for the team that sold the greatest amount of DHA + EPA + ARA as calculated from sales of qualified F3 Oil by the end of the Challenge (2019).  


3. Carnivore Edition – launched in 2019

The challenge was to create a Fish-Free Feed for one of three categories: Salmonid, Shrimp, or Other Carnivorous Species. The goal of this challenge was to reduce aquaculture’s demand for forage fish by advancing substitute feeds for the industry’s biggest consumers of forage fish.
The prize was awarded to the team that sold the greatest amount of F3 Feeds in their category (Salmonid F3 Feeds; Shrimp F3 Feeds; Other Carnivorous Species F3 Feeds) at the conclusion of the Challenge sales period (September 15, 2022).


The next F3 Challenge focused on palatants will be announced in early 2023.

Find out more at f3challenge.org

You can also check out the F3 webinar series in the playlist below:



NewTechAqua is a H2020 project which aims to expand and diversify European aquaculture production of finfish, molluscs and microalgae by developing and validating technologically-advances, resilient and sustainable applications.

Find out more about the project at https://www.newtechaqua.eu/