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New project to boost European fish farming
The University of Gothenburg has taken up a new research project to boost the European fish farming to make them globally competitive and produce best ethics and quality products.
The Lifecycle research project, which is directed from the University of Gothenburg from the University of Gothenburg, has a total sum of SEK 130 million is being invested in the project, of which SEK 64 million comes from the EU. It is fact that Europe is most dependent on fish imports due in part to the drastic cuts in local sea fish quotas and the collapse of fish stocks, which have also been observed in Sweden.
Scientists said that the EU has bought substantial fishing rights along the coast of Africa. Imports also lead to long-haul transport and make quality control more difficult. It is said that in the research bill, however, the Swedish Government stresses "increased knowledge for the development of aquaculture" as a high-priority area of research. The EU has also announced research funds to improve the competitiveness of the European fish-farming industry.
The main purpose of LIFECYCLE is to enhance knowledge of the physiology of fish so that the problems that arise in relation to the life processes of farmed fish can be tackled. It is informed that through new research, the project is intended to enhance biological knowledge of these life processes, identify answers to practical problems and improve the fish-farming process, in terms of both ethics and quality.
Source: TheFishSite News Desk"
WorldFishingToday d. 02-02-2009