Network of excellence applied to the innovation and development of solutions for the control of infectious diseases in aquaculture production.
The network FISHEALTH project aims to develop new tools and integrated platforms for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in aquaculture and to strengthen the competitiveness of the aquaculture sector, through a process of R+D+i transfer to reduce the impact of these pathologies in Spanish aquaculture.
Training and transfer for competitive and sustainable aquaculture production
The centres of the FISHEALTH network will contribute, according to their specialities, in a coordinated and complementary way to the improvement of the scientific-technical quality of all of them and, in turn, to train them in the emerging needs of the aquaculture business sector.
In addition, FISHEALTH seeks to create an ecosystem for transferring knowledge, technology, technological surveillance and dissemination of new possibilities for combating the main infectious diseases in aquaculture to companies.
FISHEALTH will seek to anticipate the needs of producers and potential biological threats to ensure resilience in the food chain. The aim is to enable the Cervera Network of Excellence to generate feasible solutions for the industrial sector to ensure competitive and sustainable production, with a real impact on the market and, above all, with an impact on animal welfare.
Infectious and parasitic disease control in livestock and aquaculture production: the development of compounds with prophylactic and/or therapeutic activity useful in the control – prevention, diagnosis and treatment – of diseases of bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic origin affecting animals on livestock farms is promoted.
National Association of Canned Fish and Seafood Manufacturers, Aquaculture Cluster, AZTI and the Andalusian Aquaculture Technology Centre accredited as “Cervera Centres of Excellence”.
This project with reference number CER-20211010 has been financed by the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and the Ministry of Science and Innovation (3,993,900.00 €) through the “Cervera” call for aid for Technological Centres of Excellence.