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AQUAGRIS - Environmental Management Reform for Sustainable Farming, Fisheries and Aquaculture

Investigators
Zonno, Vincenzo
Institutions
University of Lecce
Start date
2007
End date
2009
Objective
The aim of this proposal is to co-ordinate research on environmental management reform to improve sustainability in the farming, fisheries and aquaculture industries. By decreasing pollution and the nuisance value of wastes, and by promoting more efficient waste handling, production, waste recycling, and lower input systems, in line with best management practices, the objectives of the ETAP will be achieved.

The specific objectives of this CA are to:

  • Assemble the latest relevant information on environmental management in the farming, fisheries and aquaculture industries, and to identify key players in the European Research Area, and in INCO countries, to prepare for future projects
  • Document the current state-of-the-art, and to acquaint members, and the research community in Europe and in INCO countries, with the latest developments in environmental management research
  • Map current research activities
  • Identify barriers, which prevent effective environmental management and sustainability
  • Survey national/European legislation and policies
  • Develop a set of guidelines and recommendations of best practice to help to decrease the environmental impact of the farming, fisheries and aquaculture industries. To aid the implementation of this with implementation workshops
  • Provide an on-line European database, linked to existing web sites and databases of specialist groups
  • Promote exchange of European researchers
  • Promote collaboration with the farming, fisheries and aquaculture industries
  • Make recommendations for future research
  • Disseminate knowledge via the specialised web site, technology transfer workshops and the staff exchange programme
More information
The main outputs will lead to:
  • Synergy in research to reform environmental management
  • Increased awareness of the problems faced by scientists, and the industries
  • Improved guidelines and recommendations for scientists, the industries

For more information about this project, please visit the European Commission Food Quality and Safety in Europe or the AQUAGRIS Web sites.

Funding Source
European Commission
Project number
036298
Categories
Chemical Contaminants
Legislation and Regulations
Bacterial Pathogens