Aquaculture

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The toolkit focuses on the development and implementation of Allocation Zones for Aquaculture (AZA) in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It is based on the results of existing AZA in these regions. The toolkit is addressed to policy-makers, reg

Aquaculture provides more than half of the fish used for human consumption, contributing to food security and nutrition, economic growth and improved livelihoods.

“Blue Growth” and “Blue Economy” is defined by the World Bank as: “the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, while preserving the health of ocean ecosystem”.

Instituto de hidráulica ambiental - Universidad de Cantabria 

The IH-MSP Platform is the GIS platform aiming at facilitating the implementation of maritime spatial planning in Spain. It focuses on the spatial potentials of the offshore aquaculture and wind energy.

PHAROS4MPAs

This document, produced within the framework of the Pharos4MPAs project, aims to explore how Marine Protected Areas could be affected by aquaculture, and provides a set of practical recommendations to avoid or minimize its environmental impacts.  

AquaSpace

This report was developed by the EU Horizon 2020 project AquaSpace to describe a targeted review of tools and methods that can be used for the spatial allocation of aquaculture activities in terms of environmental and economic costs (e.g.

AquaSpace

This report synthesises the process, results and main outcomes obtained through the AquaSpace project, which aims to optimise and increase the available area for aquaculture, in both marine and freshwater environments, by supporting implementation

Aquaspace

The AquaSpace tool was developed within the EU Horizon 2020 project AquaSpace in order to achieve an effective implementation of MSP for aquaculture by adopting an Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture (EAA).

The call for proposals aims to fund a project that will focus on the restoration of damaged or degraded Mediterranean coastal and marine ecosystems in zones with a particularly high potential to provide a wide range of marine ecosystem services.

The call for proposals aims to support the reduction, monitoring and quantification, removal and recycling of marine litter. In particular, this call aims at supporting projects that develop methodologies and technologies to:

Adriplan, Ritmare, Supreme, Erasmus Mundus Master Course on MSP

Marxan software and its advanced version Marxan with Zones, developed by the University of Queensland, were implemented and applied to the Adriatic-Ionian Region (AIR) and to the subarea of the Italian Emilia Romagna Region (RER).

The activities will contribute to improving the competitiveness and viability of the economic entities in this sector, including for improving the safety and labour conditions.