Developing aquaculture facility types and wastewater treatment methods that promote water protection in fish farming.
Implementation has started. (The implementation of one or more planned elements of the measure is underway.)
Technologies and value chains have been developed as part of the development plan on the blue bioeconomy as well as with funding provided by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund for innovations.
A pilot facility funded under the key project on the blue bioeconomy will be completed at the Laukaa unit of the Natural Resources Institute of Finland (Luke) to develop a new recirculating aquaculture concept for Finnish fish farms. Recirculating aquaculture reduces nutrient loading, but production costs are still higher than in traditional methods. The new concept will seek to utilise various passive water treatment processes to reduce costs. The functionality of the concept will be demonstrated in late winter 2019.
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF)
ELY Centres, Regional State Administrative Agencies (AVIs), Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), fish farmers, equipment manufacturers, technology companies