Survey objectives

The AquaTrace survey aims at providing a comprehensive view of aquaculture breeding programs and selected species in Europe. Based on the received answers we will depict the implemented breeding strategies and the profile of the breeding organisations running the programs. Knowing the results of the last survey (AQUABREEDING_SURVEY.pdf) we will analyse the broad trend of the sector over the past 4 years. The survey will be executed in close collaboration with the partners of FishBoost, a new EU project on aquaculture breeding, coordinated by NOFIMA. The focus of FishBoost is on the six main species: Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, European sea bass, gilthead sea bream, turbot and common carp.