Our project aims

AquaSpace aims to provide increased space for aquaculture production by identifying and attempting to overcome key constraints limiting the industry’s development using an ecosystem approach leading to a sustainable increase in EU aquaculture, while maintaining environmental quality.

The overall impact of the project will be to enable the aquaculture sector to grow sustainably and to effectively negotiate for space using Marine Spatial Planning.

Increased production

The aquaculture sector needs to increase production in the face of declining wild fish stocks and increased demand for seafood worldwide.  Despite many government and EU initiatives to increase aquaculture development, European aquaculture production has flat-lined in recent years.

Increased space

AquaSpace will provide increased space of high water quality for aquaculture, leading to sustainable development and increased production.  CAN WE SAY SOMETHING MORE HERE.