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Prospective study for the design of an Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture system with the establishment of a co-culture Salmons / Seaweeds in Cherbourg Harbour (Manche, France)

Team 5: Diversity and interactions in coastal ecosystems
2018 to 2019
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With the purpose of an aquaculture that respects the environment, the aim of this project SAUM’ALG is to develop the Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture Salmon/Seaweed in Cherbourg Harbour by cultivating indigenous macroalgae of economic interest in the immediate vicinity of salmon cages.  This prospective study has 3 main components: elaboration of systems of seaweed cultivation suitable for IMTA, conduct of seaweed culture trials in Cherbourg Harbour and study of IMTA regulations in Normandy.

Funding: Région Normandie

Project coordinator : Anne-Marie RUSIG

Partners :
GMG Saumon de France
Comité Régional des Pêches Maritimes et des Elevages Marins de Normandie (CRPMEM)

Project contact :
Anne-Marie RUSIG,