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.
(BLOG) Growing together to benefit all – the future of Aquaculture
Blog produced and published by the Marine Institute. The original blog can be found here. 05 June 2020 – As the demand for seafood has increased, technology has made it possible to […]
An interview to discover IMTA´ Site in The Netherlands: The Hague (Scheveningen)
Key points about this IMTA site in The Netherlands Name of the site: North Sea Innovation Lab Location: 12km at the coast of The Hague (Scheveningen) Type of aquaculture production: Offshore […]
(BLOG) A New Model of Aquaculture: Growing Different Species Together to Create a More Balanced Environmental System
Blog produced and published by Leitat. The original blog can be found here. The main idea about IMPAQT project is to foster integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA), meaning to grow different species together to […]