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SWEMARC research

The global societal challenge addressed by SWEMARC is to find novel ways to increase sustainable food and biomass production for a growing population through marine aquaculture of plants and animals.

Our vision is develop and validate mariculture models hallmarked by resource-efficient production with reduced environmental impact /ecological footprint, and that can be positively integrated with local communities and coastal activities.

SWEMARC will use transdisciplinary and society-engaging research approaches to create the knowledge base needed for a sustainable expansion of mariculture

The overall objective of the research is to develop and to explore novel and sustainable mariculture systems and to promote global production of healthy and environmentally friendly food choices. SWEMARC has a systematic design approach to handle the complexity of the mariculture field, and to establish production models and proof of concepts for the development of mariculture in biologically circular systems.

SWEMARC has the ambition to meet six specific goals. These are:

  • to develop aquaculture systems with decreased release of organic and inorganic waste and toxins,
  • to decrease the unsustainable use of wild marine species for feed and juveniles by exploring new alternatives,
  • to decrease long-distance supply chains and imports by investigating local conditions and hinders for development of the sector,
  • To develop and adapt legal and administrative frameworks for mariculture,
  • to promote public knowledge about mariculture, as well as new products and markets in an interactive manner
  • To understand how physical/cultural exploitation and interference with traditional activities hinders establishment of mariculture


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