Hope for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture in Europe?


Possible ways of overcoming the poor commercial performance of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) projects in Europe to date are included in a new paper, recently published in the journal Aquaculture.

The paper, Is Europe ready for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture? A survey on the perspectives of European farmers and scientists with IMTA experience, finds that – above all – the development of commercially viable IMTA projects in Europe has been hampered by a lack of support from governments, industry and funding agencies.

The authors note that: “The concept has long been in use in Asia and contributes...................................

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