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Akvaplan International Team (AIT)
Project examples
© www.akvaplan.niva.no
The development of approaches towards the
sustainable management of aquaculture -
MARAQUA (2000)
The overall aim of MARAQU...
Integrated coastal zone management for
Croatia with particular focus on marine
aquaculture.
The project formulated procedu...
Development of monitoring guidelines and
modelling tools for environmental effects from
Mediterranean aquaculture (MERAMED...
Marine Aquaculture Centre, Government of
Singapore (2001 – 2002)
Design of a state of the art Research and
demonstration r...
Design and specifications for a fish breeding
facility and model hatchery – Genomar (2001)
Design of a broodstock multipli...
Design and specifications for a commercial
Tilapia hatchery in Hainan Island, China –
Genomar (2001)
The design was a mix ...
Fishery management of the bordering rivers of
Croatia (2003)
• The project concentrated on the bordering
rivers Donau and ...
Design and development of commercial scale
farming technologies for sole – SoleMates
(2002 – 2004)
The overall aim of this...
Conceptual, outline and detailed design of the
National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture
Centre, USDA (2002 – 2003)
• The NCW...
Environmental monitoring and modelling of
aquaculture in risk areas of the Philippines-
EMMA ( 2004 – 2005)
• Research pro...
Automated Live Food system for Aquaculture –
ALFA (2005 – 2007)
The project developed an innovative fully
automated system...
Mitigating impact from aquaculture in the
Philippines- Philminaq (2006 – 2008)
The main objective of the project was to en...
Post Tsunami technical assistance for
aquaculture to Build Back Better (2006)
The staff of Akvaplan-niva donated 6 months ...
Theoretical and Practical training course for
hatchery production of live food, Greece (2001)
APN organised a two-week tra...
Biological optimization and development of
processing methods for turbot farming –
TurPro (2006 – 2008)
Research topics
– ...
Hyper-intensive fish farming concept for lasting
competitiveness and superior production –
Raceways (2006 - 2008)
Establis...
© www.akvaplan.niva.no
 2002: Establishment of aquaculture in Russian Far East
APN: initial evaluation of the site in Pre...
Implementation of Natural Spawning for Marine Fish
Species in Culture - Improving the quality of spawn and
animal welfare ...
Strengthening Adaptive Capacities of small
scale aquaculture producers to the Impacts of
Climate Change – AquaClimate ( 20...
Planning and management of aquaculture parks
for sustainable development of cage farms in
the Philippines – AquaPark (2010...
© www.akvaplan.niva.no
Russian regional research-and-production
centres for aquaculture development (2010)
Research-and-pr...
Improvement of feeds and feeding efficiency
for seabass in cage farms in the
Mediterranean – eFISHent (2010 – 2013)
The ma...
Provision of consultancy services for feasibility
study for a marine fish hatchery and fish farm
plant in the Arabian Gulf...
Preparation of Tender Documents for a marine
fish hatchery for the Kuwait Institute of
Scientific Research ( 2013 – 2015)
...
© www.akvaplan.niva.no
Sustainable Use of Water Resources in Georgia
development of aquaculture and mini hydro power
produ...
© www.akvaplan.niva.no
 2008: Possibilities for fishfarming in the Republic of Komi
APN, Akva Group – Komi Fishery Commit...
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Akvaplan-niva International project examples

  1. 1. Akvaplan International Team (AIT) Project examples © www.akvaplan.niva.no
  2. 2. The development of approaches towards the sustainable management of aquaculture - MARAQUA (2000) The overall aim of MARAQUA was to define scientific guidelines for Best Environmental Practices (BEP) for the monitoring and regulation of marine aquaculture in Europe • APN contribution - The scientific principles underlying environmental monitoring © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client EU Project Research Value E 4,500
  3. 3. Integrated coastal zone management for Croatia with particular focus on marine aquaculture. The project formulated procedures for development of a coherent CZMP in Croatia focusing on marine aquaculture, and proposed solutions to release development potentials while reducing negative impact on environment. © www.akvaplan.niva.no PARTITIONING OF A COASTAL ENVIRONMENT COASTAL AREAS ZONES DEFINED ASSESSMENT OF MAIN CONDITIONS biophysical descriptors supporting infrastructure existing exploitation - other considerations DATA BASE COMPLETED APPLYING ELIMINATING CRITERIA POTENTIALLY SUITABLE Existing information collecting new data unsuitable for aquaculture species & technology unsuitable for given species/technology EVALUATION social economical environmental aquaculture only priority given to aquaculture mixed use other users Application of instruments to promote aquaculture and protect environment - EIA - training for management practice - monitoring - regulations - traceability protocol (fish, shellfish) PARTITIONING OF A COASTAL ENVIRONMENT COASTAL AREAS ZONES DEFINED ASSESSMENT OF MAIN CONDITIONS biophysical descriptors supporting infrastructure existing exploitation - other considerations DATA BASE COMPLETED APPLYING ELIMINATING CRITERIA POTENTIALLY SUITABLE Existing information collecting new data unsuitable for aquaculture species & technology unsuitable for given species/technology EVALUATION social economical environmental aquaculture only priority given to aquaculture mixed use other users Application of instruments to promote aquaculture and protect environment - EIA - training for management practice - monitoring - regulations - traceability protocol (fish, shellfish) Client Norad Project Research Value 100,000
  4. 4. Development of monitoring guidelines and modelling tools for environmental effects from Mediterranean aquaculture (MERAMED) The project developed a protocol for environmental monitoring systems and techniques for the control of fish cage farms in the Eastern Mediterranean. It developed a predictive model to predict benthic impact (MERAMOD). © www.akvaplan.niva.no GRID GENERATION MODULEINPUT • CAGE POSITIONS • STATION POSITIONS • BATHYMETRY PARTICLE TRACKING MODULE • FOOD/FAECAL PARTICLES SETTLING • ADVECTION OF PARTICLES BY CURRENTS • REPRESENTATION OF CURRENT SHEAR • TURBULENCE (RANDOM WALK) INPUT • VARY FOOD INPUT via FISH GROWTH MODEL • SETTLING VELOCITY DATA • HYDROGRAPHIC DATA INPUT • REDUCTION OF WASTES BY WILD FISH POPULATIONS FLUX PREDICTIONS (g m-2 yr-1) BENTHIC MODULE • BENTHIC COMMUNITY SUCCESSION LINKED TO QUANTITATIVE INPUTS OF CARBON underlying sediment layer bed surface water column sea surface Client EU Project Research Value 50,000
  5. 5. Marine Aquaculture Centre, Government of Singapore (2001 – 2002) Design of a state of the art Research and demonstration recirculation hatchery with target production of • 2 million fry per year to 2 grams size • 1 million fry per year to 20 g size © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client Govt Project Design Value 300,000
  6. 6. Design and specifications for a fish breeding facility and model hatchery – Genomar (2001) Design of a broodstock multiplier facility, a model hatchery and associated infrastructure. Combination of novel design and production techniques from Brazil but adapted for use in the Philippines. Development of a quality assurance manual. Preparation for an environmental plan to achieve EN 45000 status. © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client Private Project Design Value 50,000
  7. 7. Design and specifications for a commercial Tilapia hatchery in Hainan Island, China – Genomar (2001) The design was a mix of technologies from Tilapia culture in Brazil hatchery and Philippine pond culture. A modular design was mad for easy expansion • of 2 ponds of 4 Ca each and 3 ponds of 2 Ca each with a central building housing egg • incubation , office, labs, stores, W/C on the ground floor and Offices and • accommodation on the upper floor. © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client Private Project Design Value 15,000
  8. 8. Fishery management of the bordering rivers of Croatia (2003) • The project concentrated on the bordering rivers Donau and Sava between Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia. • The project was the first scientific and administrative co-operation between the countries on the West-Balkan after the war in the beginning of the 90-ties. © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client Norad Project Research Value 80,000
  9. 9. Design and development of commercial scale farming technologies for sole – SoleMates (2002 – 2004) The overall aim of this project was to develop commercial scale farming techniques for sole and solve the remaining bottlenecks. • Upscaling of fingerling production • Development of a diet for sole • Establishing growth characteristics for sole • Development of feeding and ongrowing systems for sole. © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client EU Project Research Value 250,000
  10. 10. Conceptual, outline and detailed design of the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Centre, USDA (2002 – 2003) • The NCWMAC is the main research facilities for cold water marine fish aquaculture in the US. • The facilities are located at Franklin Maine and on the University of Maine Campus in Orono, Maine • These facilities include a selective breeding facility for 200 families of Atlantic Salmon based on native strains. • It also has a quarantine building, disease isolation research facilities, laboratories and supporting infrastructure. © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client Govt Project Design Value 150,000
  11. 11. Environmental monitoring and modelling of aquaculture in risk areas of the Philippines- EMMA ( 2004 – 2005) • Research project to investigate the impacts of aquaculture in the Philippines, to develop predictive models and make recommendations on ways to mitigate impact. • Akvaplan-niva trained Government staff in the operation of the monitoring equipment, analysis of data collected and the use of models for predictive assessment of impact and estimation of safe carrying capacity. © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client Norad Project Research Value 90,000
  12. 12. Automated Live Food system for Aquaculture – ALFA (2005 – 2007) The project developed an innovative fully automated system for the continuous production of phytoplankton (algae) as live feed in aquaculture hatcheries. This design provided optimal microclimatic and nutritional conditions for the stable growth of algae by using both natural and artificial illumination and controlling the temperature, the nutrient content, the pH and the CO2 concentration of the water. © www.akvaplan.niva.no Algae circulationAlgae circulation pumppump Manifold:Manifold: Dmax=2.0 m 4 Flexible 20m long4 Flexible 20m long transparent pipestransparent pipes Air pump; also provide controlledAir pump; also provide controlled amount of CO2 mixed with the airamount of CO2 mixed with the air (depending on pH values)(depending on pH values) Air CO2 Artificial lightsArtificial lights Buffer tankBuffer tank Artificial lightsArtificial lights Chilling ifChilling if neededneeded Sea-water WaterWater--saltsalt--F2 media tankF2 media tank Air Air pumpAir pump Harvested algae Pump of seaPump of sea--waterwater Sensors system for cell densitySensors system for cell density automatic monitoring;automatic monitoring; monitoring temperature, pH etcmonitoring temperature, pH etc Algae circulationAlgae circulation pumppump Manifold:Manifold: Dmax=2.0 m 4 Flexible 20m long4 Flexible 20m long transparent pipestransparent pipes Air pump; also provide controlledAir pump; also provide controlled amount of CO2 mixed with the airamount of CO2 mixed with the air (depending on pH values)(depending on pH values) Air CO2 Artificial lightsArtificial lights Buffer tankBuffer tank Artificial lightsArtificial lights Chilling ifChilling if neededneeded Sea-water WaterWater--saltsalt--F2 media tankF2 media tank Air Air pumpAir pump Harvested algae Pump of seaPump of sea--waterwater Sensors system for cell densitySensors system for cell density automatic monitoring;automatic monitoring; monitoring temperature, pH etcmonitoring temperature, pH etc Buffer tankBuffer tank Artificial lightsArtificial lights Chilling ifChilling if neededneeded Sea-water WaterWater--saltsalt--F2 media tankF2 media tank Air Air pumpAir pump Harvested algae Pump of seaPump of sea--waterwater Sensors system for cell densitySensors system for cell density automatic monitoring;automatic monitoring; monitoring temperature, pH etcmonitoring temperature, pH etc Client Govt Project Design Value 200,000
  13. 13. Mitigating impact from aquaculture in the Philippines- Philminaq (2006 – 2008) The main objective of the project was to enhance the Philippine Governments capabilities in the monitoring, control and enforcement of aquaculture in a sustainable manner. The main outputs from the project were • Government Capacity Building • GIS aquaculture database • Guidelines for Local Government management • Government Interagency cooperation • Predictive modelling for aquaculture impact • Developing impact Monitoring surveys © www.akvaplan.niva.no 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 1 14 75 875 kg feed fed to the fish per cage per day 400 kg feed fed to the fish per cage per day Model results from workshop – less impact underneath cages where feed input is less Dark colours – Greater than 75 grams of waste feed and faeces falling per square metre of sea bed per day. = cage 21 % of feed fed is wasted Client EU Project Research Value 90,000
  14. 14. Post Tsunami technical assistance for aquaculture to Build Back Better (2006) The staff of Akvaplan-niva donated 6 months of staff time to help with the reconstruction of the aquaculture industry after the Tsunami. This was supported by Norad who covered the project expenses. • The projects in Indonesia were – Improving Freshwater aquaculture. – Development of marine aquaculture on Islands – Training in Marine fish and shrimp fry production. • The projects in Thailand were – Improvement of hatchery production technology – Training in monitoring environmental impacts of aquaculture and mitigation of impacts – Zoning for aquaculture development © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client Norad Project Training Value 50,000
  15. 15. Theoretical and Practical training course for hatchery production of live food, Greece (2001) APN organised a two-week training course was held in Greece for 20 cod hatchery workers from Norway. They were given theoretical and practical training in live food production for hatcheries and made a study tour of Greek hatcheries. • Production and enrichment of – Algae – Rotifers – Artemia © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client Govt Project Training Value 25,000
  16. 16. Biological optimization and development of processing methods for turbot farming – TurPro (2006 – 2008) Research topics – Optimal temperatures for growth – Growth and extended photoperiods – Effect of environmental manipulations in juvenile phase on subsequent growth and maturation in the ongrowing phase – Water quality requirements of juvenile turbot – Improved processing methods aiming at improved production yield and flesh quality © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client EU Project Research Value 240,000
  17. 17. Hyper-intensive fish farming concept for lasting competitiveness and superior production – Raceways (2006 - 2008) Establish a cost-effective rearing system (the Shallow Raceway System) and effective husbandry strategies for several highly priced cultured fish species – Water quality in a hyper-intensive aquaculture production system. – Water reuse and recirculation farming technology. – Hyper-intensive rearing of bottom-dwelling species. – Guidelines for the future expansion of the European union seafood industry © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client EU Project Research Value 190,000
  18. 18. © www.akvaplan.niva.no  2002: Establishment of aquaculture in Russian Far East APN: initial evaluation of the site in Preobrazheniya Bay for Preobrazhenie JSC (100, APN: 100 kNOK)  2002: Prospect of Kivach Ltd., Karelia APN: prospect over Karelian fishfarming company for investors (80/20, APN: 400 kNOK)  2003: Upgrade of Kedrozero hatchery, Karelia APN: studies and solution proposals (70/30, APN: 200 kNOK)  2004: Development of aquaculture in the Murmansk region. Suitability evaluations APN-PINRO: joint research and evaluation (50/50, APN: 200 kNOK)  2005: Limited environmental Due Diligence for Kivach APN: environmental and health control assessments for Kivach Company and NORUM- EBRD (80/20, APN: 400 kNOK)  2006: Increase of production at Kedrozero hatchery APN: production concept and technology solutions (80/20, APN: 300 kNOK)  2007: Nelma as a potential species for aquaculture PINRO-APN: joint research and evaluation (50/50, APN: 100 kNOK) Projects in Russia
  19. 19. Implementation of Natural Spawning for Marine Fish Species in Culture - Improving the quality of spawn and animal welfare – Prospawn (2009 – 2012). • Develop and test two new types of features for broodstock holding systems (breeding nest and shallow raceway systems); • Determine species-specific optimal environmental conditions (photo-thermal regimes) mimicking natural habitats and investigate the potential distressing effects of physical perturbations (vibrations, noise) created by surrounding equipment and staff; • Develop an automated egg quality assessment tool for marine fish based on blastomere scoring; • Provide recommendations and strategies © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client EU Project Research Value ???
  20. 20. Strengthening Adaptive Capacities of small scale aquaculture producers to the Impacts of Climate Change – AquaClimate ( 2010 – 2013) The project has provided small-scale farmers with strategies to maintain their resilience in the face of climatic change. The project has established • guidelines, frameworks and tools for policy and action programs of governments, development agencies, NGOs, and farming communities that will increase the resilience and enhance adaptive capacities • information for investments in research, technology development and transfer, public education, training, infrastructure and systems, and other support services for the poor farmers and aquatic resource users. © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client Norad Project Research Value 230,000
  21. 21. Planning and management of aquaculture parks for sustainable development of cage farms in the Philippines – AquaPark (2010 – 2012) • The purpose of the project was to develop a methodology for the selection of new sites for the establishment of mariculture parks, enhance the management of the existing mariculture parks and those that will be incorporated into a mariculture park framework. • In addition the purpose of the project was to build capacity within BFAR for science based site selection, carrying capacity estimation and productivity optimization of Mariculture Parks. © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client Norad Project Research Value 200,000
  22. 22. © www.akvaplan.niva.no Russian regional research-and-production centres for aquaculture development (2010) Research-and-production innovation centre for creation aquaculture technologies in the Murmansk region • Project of the Federal programme • PINRO research base • focus on marine aquaculture Conceptual design APN and Apn-Barents: conceptual design and technology solutions Client Govt Project Design Value 20,000
  23. 23. Improvement of feeds and feeding efficiency for seabass in cage farms in the Mediterranean – eFISHent (2010 – 2013) The main objective of this study is to optimise feed management methods and allow the European sea bass farmer to significantly reduce production FCR and thus feeding costs. In addition nutritional and technical improvements allowed improvements in fish growth, labour costs reduction and minimise the environmental impacts of fish farming. © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client EU Project Research Value 175,000
  24. 24. Provision of consultancy services for feasibility study for a marine fish hatchery and fish farm plant in the Arabian Gulf ( 2011 – 2012) • The recommended species was for a combination of Grouper, Mediterranean and Gulf sea breams with a target production of 5 million fish per year. • The farm will grow fish in tanks using recirculation technology with a target production comprising 375 tonnes of Grouper, 250 tonnes of Mediterranean seabream and 375 tonnes of Sobaiti totalling 1,000 tonnes per annum. • Recirculation systems will be oversized by 20% safety margin. © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client Govt Project Consultancy Value 135,000
  25. 25. Preparation of Tender Documents for a marine fish hatchery for the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research ( 2013 – 2015) • Preparation of tender documents to select a qualified Bidder to submit a Bid for the engineering, procurement, construction, insurance, operation and maintenance of a 5 million marine fry per year hatchery as a Design, Build and Operate Contract. • The hatchery will be based on seawater re- circulating technology and will have a target production of 5 million juveniles per year producing three species sobaity (Sparidentex hasta), grouper (Epinephelus Spp.) and gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata). © www.akvaplan.niva.no Client Govt Project Design Value 180,000
  26. 26. © www.akvaplan.niva.no Sustainable Use of Water Resources in Georgia development of aquaculture and mini hydro power production Phases I and II results (2005-2011) • Regional feasibility evaluation • Temperature classification for aquaculture suitability • Production biology and concept – Rainbow trout and Turbot • Sites evaluation in pilot areas of Georgia • Rearing systems and concepts • Model facilities – construction projects, production plans, investments and budgets • Conclusions and recommendations Client Govt Project Consultancy Value ?????
  27. 27. © www.akvaplan.niva.no  2008: Possibilities for fishfarming in the Republic of Komi APN, Akva Group – Komi Fishery Committee, SevPINRO, Bioresource: experience exchange and method studies (30/70, APN: 100 kNOK)  2009: Reconstruction of PINRO research station in Kislaya Bay. Conceptual design APN and Apn-Barents: conceptual design and technology solutions (100, APN+ApnB: 1,500 kNOK)  2010: Development of aquaculture in the Arkhangelsk region. Feasibility evaluations APN – Northern branch of PINRO: joint research and evaluation (50/50, APN: 150 kNOK)  2011: Production plan for Atlantic Salmon farm in Ura Guba of the Barents Sea APN and Apn-Barents: production plan and technological solutions for the Russian Sea – Aquaculture Company (100, APN: 100 kNOK)  2012: Whitefish and Arctic char hatchery in the Murmansk region APN and Akvaplan-niva-Barents: feasibility study at Umbozero lake, conceptual design and technological solutions for North-West Phosphate Company (100, APN+ApnB: 200 kNOK) Projects in Russia

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