MIDSA: Microencapsulated Diets for Sustainable Aquaculture

Project title: MIDSA

Partners: University of Cambridge, AZTI

Research Fund: EIT Food

Initial year: 2019

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Birgir Örn Smárason

Research Group Leader


Shellfish farming is very attractive from the perspective of human nutrition, economy, environment and ecosystem. However, growth in such farming is lagging behind that of aquaculture due to defects in the production process that affect production, including feed defects, disease and quality problems.

The MIDSA project has developed a highly nutritious microencapsulated particle feed aimed at increasing the production rate of hatcheries by increasing the quality of the breed, higher survival and growth of fry.

An important aspect of the project is that the content of the feed comes from waste streams, which provides economic and sustainable benefits through a circular economy.