Integrating Innovative Approaches for Competitive and Sustainable Performance across the Mediterranean Aquaculture Value Chain

Welcome to a new era of consumer-driven development in Mediterranean aquaculture.

The €7 million EU funded PerformFISH project officially launched in Volvos, Greece, on 15-16 May 2017 with the aim of exploring and tackling the underlying causes behind the stagnation of the Mediterranean Marine Fish Farming (MMFF) sector.

Sea bream and sea bass are by volume the third (36.4%) and fourth (28.15%) most farmed fish species in the EU, and their collective value (€1.04 million) surpasses that of salmon (€0.78 million), trout (€0.55 million) or mussel farming (€0.49 million). The farming of sea bass and sea bream contributes significantly to wealth and job creation in Mediterranean rural and coastal areas. However, in recent years, there has been growing concern regarding the lack of growth and improvement in the MMFF sector, and the European aquaculture industry as a whole.

PerformFISH works to ensure sustainable growth of the Mediterranean aquaculture industry, based on consumer perceptions and real market requirements. It aims to support fish farms that operate not only in ideal economic and environmental conditions but also in a socially and culturally responsible manner.

With 28 partners across the aquaculture value chain, PerformFISH consists of a strong multi-stakeholder partnership, including significant collaboration and support from the five Fish Farming Associations representing 92.8% of EU sea bream and sea bass production.

Click on the image below to watch the PerformFISH video.

Download PerformFISH factsheets by clicking on the images below:

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WP1 – Selective Breeding for Robust Fish

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WP2 – Juvenile Quality and Growth Potential

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WP3 – Boosting Fish Health at all Lifecycle Stages

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WP4 – Efficient Feeds to Improve the Current KPIs in Production Systems

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WP5 – Reinforcing the Marketing of European Seabass and Seabream Products

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WP7 – KPIs Impact Assessment and Code of Conduct

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