Check out the new RAS shrimp website
Farming finfish, shellfish and aquatic plants is one of the world’s fastest growing food sectors, and we are frequent consumers of aquaculture products. But the products rarely come from our local market and we know little about them. This is especially true when it comes to crustaceans.
Production of crustaceans takes place mainly in Asia, while shrimp production increases every year in the United States and in Europe. Still, countries of the South Baltic region, including Poland, do not play a major role in the sector.
To change the current situation the team from the Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdańsk, has developed pilot technologies for crustacean aquaculture focusing on combination of new species and technologies.
In InnoAquaTech, a project funded by Interreg South-Baltic (2016-2019), the aim is: to increase the innovative potential of blue bioeconomy through technology transfer for aquaculture, as well as to provide small and medium enterprises in the region with access to knowledge and competences in the field.
In line with these goals University of Gdansk has developed a new web site. The website contains information about whiteleg shrimp(Litopenaeus vannamei) species, the Recircular Aquaculture System (RAS) cultivation, the developed pilot pilot of the University of Gdansk (UG RAS 500) optimised for the shrimp production. Furthermore, the website, features information on the InnoAquaTech project, pilot news and contact section.
The web site is designed to meet the needs of the stakeholders. The website is currently available only in Polish language, but will soon be translated into English too.