Caring about the future

RASTREMAR - Use of molecular tools in the traceability of marine food products
Coordinator - Ricardo Calado
Programme - PROMAR
Execution dates - 2011-05-01 - 2014-12-31 (44 Months)
Funding Entity - European Fisheries Fund
Funding for CESAM - 346.799 €
Total Funding - 346.799 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
Participating Institutions
Aguacircia - Piscicultura Lda.
Aquária - Piscicultura Lda.
Materaqua - Criação e Comercialização de Peixes, Lda
Associação dos Produtores de Bivalves da Ria de Aveiro

Project Description

The present project aims to determine the microbiological profiles associated with fish [gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) and seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax)] and bivalves [oyster (Ostrea edulis), cockle (Cerastoderma edule), and clams (Ruditapes decussata and Venerupis pullastra)] produced in Ria de Aveiro and compared them with those displayed by wild conspecifics and those farmed in other locations through the use of molecular tools. This methodology will allow us to implement traceability protocols, being the first step towards the development of origin certification.

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