Caring about the future

MAXIMUS.PT - Research and development for the production of larvae and juveniles of turbot in maternity
Coordinator - Acuinova - Actividades Piscícolas, S.A.
CESAM Responsible researcher - Newton Gomes
Programme - COMPETE - Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização
Execution dates - 2021-01-01 - 2023-06-30 (30 Months)
Funding Entity - PT2020-Portugal2020; FEDER-Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional
Funding for CESAM - 220158.88 €
Total Funding - 712153.16 €
Proponent Institution - Acuinova - Actividades Piscícolas, S.A.
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro

Project Description
The MAXIMUS.PT project aims to develop a holistic study for the hatchery production of juvenile turbot, in order to allow high growth rates (8 g in 80 days of cultivation, from egg) and survival (20% from hatching to 8 g). The multidisciplinary approach to be adopted will allow ACUINOVA to produce turbot juveniles, grounded in an ambitious R&D program based on knowledge in zootechnics of larvae, post-larvae and juvenile marine fish (ACUINOVA and CCMAR), of fish nutrition (CCMAR), and fish microbiome (UA/CESAM).

CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020