60 Projets funded
84 Labelled projects
8 Collaborative platforms
161,38 M€ Budget of labeled projects
Fishing and marine species farming in the Mediterranean Sea is an ancestral history that has continuously evolved. Today, this evolution is initiated by all of the stakeholders involved in fishing, aquaculture and biotechnology with a capacity for shared initiative that allows the pooling of knowledge, resources, and interests necessary to build innovative collaborative projects. In each of these fields, the Mediterranean coast boasts strong assets with stakeholders (SMEs, start-ups, family businesses, large national or international groups, research institutes, universities, representative organisations, federations, and managers and public policy bearers) who are located at all levels between fundamental research and operational production systems. One or more activities are at the cutting edge, such as research and the production of fish fry for aquaculture.
The sea is rich with animal, plant, and bacterial biological resources, accessible either by exploiting these species in their natural habitat or by cultivating them in natural or controlled environments. These two approaches mainly aim to produce food proteins, through fishing and aquaculture and have diversified over the past thirty years with blue biotechnology (animal feed, bioenergy, health, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, etc.). Two orientations are developing. One towards the localisation of local fresh produce consumption markets and the other towards marketplaces located throughout France, Europe, or the planet for products with strong economic potential.
Today, marine organic production flows and is redistributed on all continents. The Pôle Mer Méditerranée cluster aims to participate in the development of projects on the Mediterranean coast to improve local production systems and also produce exportable knowledge and know-how.
The action of the Pôle Mer Méditerranée cluster concerns the emergence of solutions which are able to lift scientific, technical, and economic barriers:
These areas of activity are organised within a national and European framework, such as the Common Fisheries Policy initiated in 1983, which is dynamic. The skills of the facade are mobilized to imagine and implement new measures to maintain or develop these sectors. The cluster gives priority to supporting actions that concern, for example:
Project leader: IXBLUE
Project leader: PACIFIC BIOTECH
Project leader: GREENSEA
Project leader: Le Gouessant
Project leader: EARL Cambon et fils
Project leader: DIMAR/IMBE
Project leader: UNS UMR 7138 Systématique Adaptation Evolution
Project leader: Université Pierre et Marie Curie / Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls
Project leader: INRA
Project leader: FERMENTALG
Project leader: IRD