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BioDepura - Development of methodologies for depuration of bivalve molluscs suitable to the physiological requirements of each species
Coordinator - Rui Rocha & Amadeu Soares
Programme - Programa MAR2020 (MAR-02.01.01-FEAMP-0018)
Execution dates - 2018-01-01 - 2021-03-31 (39 Months)
Funding Entity - Programa MAR2020, Portugal 2020 e União Europeia através do FEAMP - Fundo Europeu dos Assuntos Marítimos e das Pescas
Funding for CESAM - 439558 €
Total Funding - 439558 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro

The main objectives of the project are: i) to improve the biochemical composition of bivalve molluscs produced in aquaculture, after purification; (ii) improve the organoleptic characteristics of purified bivalves; iii) reduce mortality during the purification process; and iv) increase the shelf life of the purified bivalves. We will study 4 species of bivalve molluscs with commercial value: Ruditapes decussatusSolen marginatusCrassostrea gigasCerastoderma edule, and develop methodologies for each species.

Members on this project
Amadeu Soares
Catarina Marques

CESAM Funding: