EASYTRAIN - Eco-Innovative Aquaculture System Training for European Industrial Doctorates

easytrain.pngAquaculture is the world fastest growing food production sector, providing over 50% of sea food, while capture fisheries remains static. However, there is increasing concern about its sustainable and profitable development. This challenge requires effective cooperation and communication between the academic and the private sector.

The EASYTRAIN project tackles this challenge by developing innovative aquaculture systems based on the most modern techniques in the field of aquaponics using organic aquaculture feed formulas, which substitutes fishmeal by Spirulina and quinoa as filler.

EASYTRAIN combines the expertise of two academic and four industrial partners from Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Italy, with complementary expertise in the field of plant and fish farming, feed production, aquaculture engineering and micro algae biotechnology. The outcome of EASYTRAIN will be 6 researchers with experimental and transferable skills ready to
cope with the future challenges of the prospect aquaculture sector.

eu_flag.jpgThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956129

Project details

Scientific responsability: Cristiano Bertolucci

Funding source: HORIZON 2020 

Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020 - EID

Start date: 01/03/2021 - end date: 28/02/2025

Total cost: 1.528.149,24 €

EU contribution: 1.528.149,24 €

EU contribution to UniFe 261.499,68 


  • Universidad de Murcia, Spain;
  • Jardineria Y Viveros la NoriaI SL, Spain;
  • SPAROS LDA, Portugal;
  • Landlng  Aquaculture BV, Netherlands;
  • Alga&Zyme Factory s.r.l., Italy