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4th Edition of
World Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference

June 24-26, 2024 | Paris, France

Multi-Trophic Aquaculture

Multi-Trophic Aquaculture

Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) uses by-products from one aquatic species, such as waste, as inputs (fertilisers and food) for another. Farmers combine fed aquaculture (e.g., fish, shrimp) with organic extractive (e.g., shellfish) and inorganic extractive (e.g., seaweed) aquaculture to create balanced systems for environmental remediation (bio mitigation), economic stability (lower costs, higher output, product diversification, and risk reduction), and social (better management practices).  Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture is based on a natural concept: in the food chain, one species will always find a feeding niche in another species' waste. The notion that nutrients provided to finfish would produce high-quality organic and inorganic waste that shellfish and marine plants rely on for growth was thus put to the test. By transforming by-products and uneaten feed from fed organisms into harvestable crops, IMTA promotes economic and environmental sustainability while minimising eutrophication and enhancing economic diversification.

  • Designing Multi Approach Systems
  • Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Regulations
  • Nutrient Flow and Sustainability
Committee Members
Speaker at World Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference 2024 - J L Giovanna Hesley

J L Giovanna Hesley

CropKing, Inc. Curriculum Development, United States
Speaker at World Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference 2024 - Marty Riche

Marty Riche

Florida Atlantic University, United States
Speaker at World Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference 2024 - Leire Arantzamendi

Leire Arantzamendi

AZTI, Spain
WAC 2024 Speakers
Speaker at World Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference 2024 - Perry Raso

Perry Raso

Matunuck Oyster Farm, United States
Speaker at World Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference 2024 - Daniel Russek

Daniel Russek

Atarraya Inc., United States
Speaker at World Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference 2024 - Mukesh Bhendarkar

Mukesh Bhendarkar

AZTI, Spain
Speaker at World Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference 2024 - Philip Nickerson

Philip Nickerson

Aqua Production Systems, Canada

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