WHAT IS IMTA?
The Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) is acknowledged as a promising solution for the sustainable development of aquaculture.
IMTA refers to the integrated farming of several species from different trophic levels in close proximity. In IMTA, one species is intended to complete another. With the multi-trophic approach, aquaculture of fed organisms (finfish or shrimp) is combined with the culture of organisms that extract either dissolved inorganic nutrients (seaweeds) or particulate organic matter (shellfish) and hence, the biological and chemical processes at work balance each other.
Four years of IMPAQT work in four minutes of video
Thanks to IMPAQT, Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture has gone from being the great unknown in Europe to a viable alternative for the sector’s sustainable development. Now, it is time to say goodbye, [...]
IMPAQT handbook released
Four years of hard teamwork gave satisfactory progress in aquaculture sustainability, the IMTA's uptake and the technological advancement to enable efficient management of aquaculture farms. Many activities and materials are [...]
(BLOG) The Circular Business Model of multi-trophic aquaculture systems
Article produced by Leitat. In IMPAQT Project we have looked into the circularity of IMTA from a business perspective. To do so, we have worked in close collaboration with the [...]