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Bionaturis takes part in the annual meeting of the European project Targetfish

PhD Ana de las Heras, the person in charge of the Targetfish project within Bionaturis Group, attended the annual meeting of this European consortium intended to develop new vaccines for aquaculture.

During the meeting, held in the Universidad Autonoma of Barcelona, the activities of each of the 30 partners from 13 different countries were reviewed. From Bionaturis Group, Ana de las Heras explained the advances in new vaccine formulations for trout and seabass, being developed along other partners in Targetfish.

Moreover, Targetfish is working on the research of preventive treatments for other species such as salmon, seabream and turbot. All of them the most relevant species in the aquaculture industry in Europe.

A project for excellence

Led by PhD Geert Wiegertjes (Department of Animal Sciences, Cell Biology & Immunology group from Wageningen UR), Targetfish brings together leading European research groups that are experts on the fish immune system and enterprises from the Biotech and Veterinary sectors. This project, to be concluded in the fall of 2017, is funded by the European Commission 7th Framework programme.

If you want to know more about Targetfish, please click here.

November 5th, 2014|Blog english, congress, Press english|Comments Off|

Two out of every three fish dishes will come from aquaculture in 2030

Aquaculture production is currently growing and will continue to do so in the coming years due to a substantial increase in demand. “According to the report ‘ fishing up to 2030: prospects for fishing and aquaculture”, released by the World Bank, the United Nations Organization for food and Agriculture (FAO) and the International Research Institute on food policies (IFPRI), two out of every three fish dishes in 2030 will come from aquaculture. In that year, It´s expected Asia – including Southeast Asia, China and Japan – to represent 70% of the global consumption of fish.

According to the study, both fishing and aquaculture are two important sources of employment and resources for developing countries. However, the diseases affecting aquaculture crop species are one of the main challenges and threats of the sector. To overcome that, Bionaturis works in preventive solutions such as oral vaccines intended to fight the most devastating salmon diseases. The company is also integrated in the European Targetfish project, dedicated to the research and development of preventive solutions for aquaculture, involving 30 partners from 13 different countries.

For further information about the aquaculture report, click here

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