The activity of the project will focus on competence building and understanding of the research possibilities for developing this activity in Brazil. The specified sub-goals of the project will increase the knowledge of the bio-marine sector in Brazil in addition to strengthen high quality research within targeted areas.
The project has 4 work packages:
1. Compare different strategies for large scale cultivation of macroalgae in Brazil to cultivation status in Western Europe. Potential for Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture (IMTA).
2. Describe the feasibility of marine aquaculture sector in Brazil.
3. Evaluate the market and techno-economic performance of marine aquaculture in Brazil.
4. Describe the adaptive capacity of developing marine aquaculture
After a start-up meeting in November 2014 during the FENACAM conference in Fortaleza it was decided to arrange a seminar in Trondheim during the Aqua-Nor Aquaculture Exposition (August 2015). The seminar was opened by Helder Barbalho, Ministry of Fishery and aquaculture in Brazil, and you can find all the presentations attached.
The project Marine aquaculture as a sustainable green industry in Brazil (SUSAQUA-BRAZIL) was granted from the Norwegian Research Council (2014-2017). The project is a joint cooperation between Brazilian partners and SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, Trondheim.