About this Research Topic
The future production in aquaculture will likely be based on a combination of different production methods. The ability to achieve sustainable, efficient, and ethical fish and seafood production will also depend on progress in enabling technologies such as biotechnology, materials and ICT as well as design of timely food products and an efficient processing technology. Beside production technologies, a specific challenge for further growth in global fish aquaculture depends on increased availability of safe and healthy novel feed ingredients taken from low trophic sources outside the human food commodity market. These ingredients should be safe and healthy for the fish, ideal for the feed producer and acceptable for consumers. It is also important to reduce food waste in production and processing and to focus on underutilized marine biomass and on the options provided by circular economy. Regulatory frameworks affect all stages of aquaculture and seafood production.
The conference includes a high-level Global Outlook session with invited speakers and five sessions on key issues of modern aquaculture:
1. Exposed aquaculture
2. Land based aquaculture
3. Feed resources and nutrition
4. Food processing and engineering
5. Enabling technology for aquaculture
This Research Topic invites submissions of selected speakers from academia and industry at the AQUANOR 2021 Conference. Submissions are requested within the below themes, including submissions covering important regulatory framework and societal/political aspect:
1. Development of biological and technological robust, safe and efficient fish farming operations in exposed seas, and fundamental knowledge about risk factors of novel, exposed farming systems.
2. Production strategies, fish welfare, resource utilization and new technological, biological, and biotechnological development in land-based aquaculture.
3. Nutritional quality, utilization, pellet quality, sustainability and health of fish fed novel feed ingredients with commercial potential derived over short- or long-term perspectives.
4. Development in technology for increased automated, cost-efficient processing and use of raw material, new methods and seafood products, reduced losses, use of rest raw materials and underutilized species.
5. Enabling technologies covering underwater robotics, sensor technology, Internet of Things, machine learning, mathematical modelling, bid data processing and interfaces for man-fish communication.
Keywords: Exposed aquaculture, Inland aquaculture, Feed resources and nutrition, Food processing and engineering, Enabling technology for aquaculture
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