Fisheries and seafood industry is one of the traditionnal economic activities in the 2 seas area which have shaped the local developpement patterns over centuries. Today this activity faces challenges such as sea livestock depletion related to human activity and climate change, growing global market competition, legal barriers, and difficulty to create and maintain jobs (aquatic products profession do not attract).
However, innovative solutions could be brought to the industry in order to tackle this challenges and boost the economic and social development of the water basin (coastal and inland) zones.
AQUIMER is an innovation cluster helping the industry to respond to the increasing seafood demand in the condition. By boosting innovation throughout the value chain, AQUIMER’s goal is to foster the competitiveness of the companies and put the aquatic products in the heart of the food of the future.
• A partnership of complementary skills: businesses, research laboratories, technical centres, training providers and funding managers
• A network facilitating best practices exchange and information sharing
• An intelligence centre focused on the technical, economical and legal aspects of the sustainable exploitation of aquatic products