At AZTI, we create technological solutions for sustainable, economic, social and environmental aquaculture development.

  • Fattening of marine species using Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) Technologies.
  • Optimisation of production and effluent treatment systems.
  • Water quality and system performance assessment (energy audit).
  • Economic and market analysis to produce new aquaculture species.
  • Life-cycle assessment.
  • Guidance and technology transfer. (*RAS: Recirculating Aquaculture Systems).

Applicable sectors

Public administrations and official bodies, aquaculture production companies, entrepreneurs and start-ups of new aquaculture farms, fishery and aquaculture industries, fish products value chain, animal feed manufacturers, food industry, aquaculture auxiliary and supply industry, engineering firms, etc.

Advantages

  • Pilot production tests with species in RAS.
  • Optimisation of RAS production systems and technologies.
  • Improved production and environmental efficiency through energy audits and sludge treatment technology.
  • Analysis of consumer acceptance of new products, awareness-raising plans and consumption promotion.
  • Development of new product processing technologies and processes.
  • Shelf-life enhancement of aquaculture products.
  • Traceability of aquaculture species.
  • Guidance and technology transfer.
  • Business plan guidance.

AZTI offers companies and administrations state-of-the-art technologies in aquaculture species production

Implementation

  • Jointly with the customer, a personalised diagnosis of its needs is carried out, seeking the best options in terms of: experimental design and demonstration tests, work schedule and results-oriented planning.
  • Delivery formats and means (video, written report, etc.).
  • Implementation: the minimum implementation time in months is defined along with the phases involved.

Proven track record

  • We cover the entire aquaculture value chain (from farm to fork).
  • Multi-disciplinary team of doctors and technologists.
  • RAS facilities to perform production trials at pilot plant scale in either open or closed water systems.
  • Proven experience and participation in European networks.
  • Development of business models.
  • Guidance and technology transfer.
  • Search for solutions adapted to customers’ needs.
  • Trust and confidentiality.

Success stories

  • Strategic planning for public programmes since 2008 with participation at a regional (e.g. Basque Government, 2009, 2013) and national level (Spanish Aquaculture Multi-annual Strategic Plan 2014-2020).
  • Pilot demonstration tests for marine (turbot, sole, cod, salmon, etc.) and freshwater species (tilapia) production with cost assessment (e.g. Basque Government and National Plans since 2001).
  • Water quality and detection systems (20 years experience offering solutions to the food, fishery and aquaculture industry).
  • Contribution to the environmental sustainability of aquaculture farms (20 years experience offering environmental management solutions for onshore plants, cages and effluents in projects with private companies since 1996).
  • Development of aquaculture business models for private companies and entrepreneurs (e.g. Projects with private companies since 2006).