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The diversification of species is seen as an important approach for the sustainable development of aquaculture in Europe. The commercial success of a species is based on market demand, its speed of growth and the availability of fry.

The greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili), a pelagic fish which is naturally present in the Mediterranean, is a target species for aquaculture as, when farmed, it can reach a weight of 6kg in 2.5 years. Its flesh is excellent, it has high commercial value and can be an alternative to tuna, a species which is subject to intensive fishing.

The originality of this concerns the production cycle in particular .Indeed, control of the whole cycle of production up to its suitability for food processing gives research a new dimension The originality of the consortium lies in the fit between people with different areas of expertise in the various key stages of the production cycle of marine species that the partners will be able to transpose to greater amberjack farming

The purpose of the DUMERILI project is to improve farming performance of the greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) at all stages of production in cages and in pond, to measure the quality of its flesh and to assess its marketing, whilst thinking continuously about the sustainability of the practices and the preservation of the marine environment.

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This project was labellised on the 25th November by the AQUIMER Pole of Competitiveness


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