Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Aquaculture centre. (Photo: Irekia)

Basque Govt promotes two important aquaculture projects

Click on the flag for more information about Spain SPAIN
Thursday, November 09, 2017, 00:50 (GMT + 9)

The Department of Economic Development and Infrastructure of the Basque Government promotes the marine polygon of aquaculture production Mendexa and the production and aquaculture research hub Balura in Lemoiz.

These initiatives are carried out within the framework of the Strategic Aquaculture Plan 2014-2020, which includes the creation of terrestrial and maritime infrastructures to facilitate the implementation of industrial projects, and the RIS3 smart specialization strategy, which highlights aquaculture as one of the areas to be developed in the field of new sustainable food production systems.

The marine polygon of aquaculture production Mendexa is located in front of the town of Mendexa, in the zone of the Biscayan coast between Lekeitio and Ondarroa. It is an area declared by the Basque Government as of special interest for marine crops, which has a total area of ​​556 hectares. In the first phase, 290 hectares have been marked out, of which 214 will be destined for production.

Prior to this declaration, the Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Department of Economic Development and Infrastructure and the technological centre AZTI developed research projects to determine the technical and economic viability of producing molluscs with submerged long-lines at different depths, obtaining good results for the production of molluscs such as mussels and oysters.

In the first half of the year, the Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture opened the deadline for the application for concessions for production in that area, with the companies Matxitxako Moluskoak, Angulas Aguinaga and Rinamar (Galicia). The three companies requested the occupation of 100 per cent of the polygon.

The first company to be installed will be Matxitxako Moluskoak, a company owned by various partners in the Basque fishing sector such as Arrankoba, Itsaskorda, associations of Lekeitio and Ondarroa, Federation of Assocations of Gipuzkoa (OPEGUI) and AZTI.

Matxitxako Moluskoak, which plans to produce 1,000 tons of mussel with an installation of 40 long-lines, has already presented the industrial project and the design of facilities, and the granting of a permit is pending from the General Directorate of Coasts for the implementation of the water and start-up of the facilities.

AZTI stresses that aquaculture is seen as a future opportunity to produce more fish, generate new economic activity and employment, for which the Basque Government is also promoting the creation of an aquaculture production and research centre that will be able to adapt the old aquaculture facilities of the Lemoiz nuclear power plant for use in aquaculture.

In a study conducted by AZTI on the technical and economic feasibility of production of several species (shrimp, prawn, sole, turbot, salmon and trout salmon, among others), with recirculation technology, it has been proved that the reconversion is feasible and viable of said facilities for aquaculture use.

The infrastructure has water intakes and enough space for several companies to install and produce different species with high market demand. The most interesting model for the development of the polygon is mixed, combining aquaculture production with multi-sector technological innovation.

Balura aquaculture production hub is an opportunity to attract and promote innovation and investment through interaction with local, national and European R&D+i networks.

The contacts made with potential investors reveal a high interest to develop future investment projects in the hub. It is expected that the works and permits necessary for the hub to be fully operational for aquaculture production will last for a period of four to six years, and that the occupation of the park at full capacity will be in approximately nine years. Depending on the aquaculture park occupation degree, between 350 and 550 jobs could be generated.

[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Chile
Aug 15, 05:40 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | aqua.cl: Investment of US $ 5 million: Cermaq presents DIA to modify farming center
Argentina
Aug 15, 05:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: Argentina sees in aquaculture an opportunity for economic growth
Norway
Aug 15, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Norwegian fishing vessel capsized during mackerel fishing
Denmark
Aug 15, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Biomar achieves best half ever during lockdown period
United States
Aug 15, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | SeafoodSource: Canadian government kicking off seafood harvester COVID-19 aid program
Argentina
Aug 14, 20:00 (GMT + 9):
Some challenges that the Argentine 'added value' plan will have to face
Japan
Aug 14, 18:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Natori will release 'vinegar squid stick', with individually wrapped
United States
Aug 14, 17:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Serafin Fishery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Anchovies in Salmon Dip and Whitefish Dip
Peru
Aug 14, 17:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Anchovy fishing increased 17.4% and ends tomorrow
Norway
Aug 14, 16:10 (GMT + 9):
AKVA group ASA: 2Q and 1H 2020 financial reporting
United Kingdom
Aug 14, 16:00 (GMT + 9):
IPNLF Three Initiatives Event Invitation
Indonesia
Aug 14, 15:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF | VNU Asia Pacific and  PT Global Permata Perkasa join forces and present AQUATICA ASIA, Co-Located  with  ILDEX Indonesia
European Union
Aug 14, 14:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The Map gives a month to verify the accumulated Mediterranean red coral before the start of the closure
Chile
Aug 14, 12:20 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Australis salmon feed lawsuit: 'We consider that it is our duty to intervene actively'
Worldwide
Aug 14, 11:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Aquaculture produces 0.49% of man-made greenhouse gases



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Press Release: A better take on toothfishing – right down the line (video)
Norway When asked why a group of Norwegians would go all-in for longline fishing in Antarctic waters, oceans apart from their North Sea home base, Arne Birkeland has a disarmingly sincere reply: “We ar...
Japan and Vietnam ink first maritime patrol ship deal as South China Sea row heats up
Japan Japan has signed a ¥36.6 billion ($345 million) loan agreement with Vietnam to provide the Southeast Asian country with six patrol boats to boost its maritime law enforcement capabilities, as Beij...
Samherji significant net loss in Namibia and taxes paid
Iceland Last week Samherji announced that the investigation into the company's operations in Namibia, conducted by Norwegian law firm Wikborg Rein, had been completed. The announcement outlined the next steps...
A new fish processing plant opened in the Kuril Islands
Russia Fed. A new fish processing plant was put into operation in the city of Severo-Kurilsk on Paramushir (northern group of the Great ridge of the Kuril Islands, Sakhalin Oblast). The  company "Alaid" will ...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2020 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER