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Selective breeding programme for organic aquaculture HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-9


Publication date
17 February 2023
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
22 February 2024, 17:00 (CET)


Biodiversity and ecosystem services (HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01)

The selected project is expected to contribute to all of the following outcomes:

  • Contribution to a non-toxic environment, to a high level of biodiversity (including genetic diversity) and to high animal welfare standards meeting the species-specific behavioural needs;
  • Significantly boost in the quality of aquaculture products, improving traits of economic and welfare importance;
  • Increased feed efficiency that will also result in a reduced environmental impact through the minimization of feed residues in the natural environment;
  • Less disease outbreaks through genetic progression, i.e. greater disease resistance, increased feed efficiency, faster growth and improved traits of economic and welfare importance;
  • Increased knowledge and acceptance of organic aquaculture and its products in the general public through true stakeholder and consumer involvement.