The overall AquaVitae objective is to increase aquaculture production in and around the Atlantic Ocean in a sustainable way by developing new and emerging low trophic species and by optimising production in existing aquaculture (low and high trophic) value chains. The Value Chains (VCs) that AquaVitae will focus on include production of new low trophic species (LTS), macroalgae production, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, optimised production of selected existing shellfish and finfish species, captured based aquaculture, marine feed production and utilisation of waste and by-products. A series of cross cutting Work Packages (WPs) will include research on biosensors, Internet of Things (IoT), data management, product characteristics, consumer attitudes, market potential, sustainability, environmental monitoring, risk assessment, analysis of VCs, profitability, and other socioeconomic aspects. AquaVitae will contribute to various policy dialogues and produce briefs on policy and governance issues. The AquaVitae consortium consists of 44 full partners from Europe and countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, in addition to an Industry Reference group, a Policy Advice Group and an External Advisory Group. AquaVitae supports extensive communication and outreach activities, employs a multi-actor approach to ensure
stakeholder engagement in all phases of the project, and will set up a durable aquaculture industry and research network around the Atlantic Ocean. Industry partners are present in all CSs, and they have a special responsibility for exploitation and commercialization of the project research results and outcomes. AquaVitae will have a lasting impact on society through new species and VC development with a circular economy / zero waste approach, improved sustainability in the aquaculture industry, biosensor development, good practice standards, and extensive training programs for industry, academia, and the public.