Fish products are vital to the world’s supply of animal proteins and aquaculture will be increasingly important in meeting the growing gap between supply and demand for seafood products. The FAO recognizes that technological development will play a major role in future expansion of the industry. New technologies must improve the efficiency of production and operations, the safety of handling fish farming gear and the economics of production. They must also minimize social conflict with other users of the marine environment and reduce environmental impacts such as escapes, diseases and nutrient pollution.
CREATE will focus research and development within the following three main research pillars and integrate knowledge between them:
SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture are the host institution for the centre. The centre was established spring 2007 and is sponsored by The Research Council of Norway with NOK 80 million over eight years.