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.
The IMPAQT platform was launched at the Marine Institute’s Lehanagh Pool IMTA pilot site
The Impaqt platform was launched at the Marine Institute’s Lehanagh Pool IMTA pilot site yesterday (20/04/2020), measuring nutrients and environmental parameters to help progress IMTA in Europe. Take a look […]
An interview to discover IMTA´ Site in Scotland: Port-a-Bhuiltin
Key points about this IMTA site in Ireland Name of the site: Port-a-Bhuiltin Location: West Coast of Scotland, United Kingdom Type of aquaculture production: Coastal Provided by: SAMS (The Scottish Association […]
An interview to discover IMTA´ Site in China: Sanggou Bay
Key points about this IMTA site in China Type of site: Bay-scale commercial IMTA site Location: Sanggou Bay, Shandong province, China Type of aquaculture production: Coastal aquaculture Provided by: YSFRI – […]