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Thursday, 01 July 2010

Fisheries, Aquaculture, Food safety, and Marine Biotechnology projects

In FP7, marine related projects are to be found across all themes of the Specific  programme COOPERATION.Theme 2: "Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnologies" plays a key role to support marine related research projects through 3 activities:- Activity 2.1. Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments,- Activity 2.2 Fork to farm: Food (including seafood), health and well-being,- Activity 2.3 Life sciences, biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-food products and processes. The EU will earmark more than € 1.9 billion for funding this theme and the knowledge bio-based economy over the duration of FP7 (2007-2013). Each of the three activities comprises marine related areas such as sustainable production and management of fisheries and aquaculture, quality and safety in food products (including seafood) as well as marine biotechnologies. This interim catalogue presents 44 marine related projects selected for funding under Theme 2 for a total EU contribution of around 125 Million €. Most of the projects are already running and some of them are about to start (Call KBBE 2009).


Source:  European Commission