CTAQUA, a Spanish non-profit organization founded in October 2007, focuses on specific innovation needs of the aquaculture and seafood sectors.
80 per cent Of its members are aquaculture farmers, feed companies and other industry related enterprises.
Universities as well as regional governmental institutions are also part of CTAQUA.
Their facilities are located in Puerto de Santa Maria (Cadiz/Spain) and hold a range of wet laboratories, microbiology and pathology labs, equipment for analytical work and seafood transformation.
The scientific collaboration between Nutriad and CTAQUA includes contract research in the area of applied nutrition and fish disease prevention under lab conditions as well as follow up of specific trials in fish farms.
“We firmly believe that innovation is a driving force for competition and economic growth of companies, and that is why our work is focused on results-based research”, stataed Juan Manuel Garcia de Lomas, Director of CTAQUA.
Nutriad is actively collaborating with CTAQUA since 2008 in a broad range of research projects. These projects aim to optimize the application of feed additives in Mediterranean aquaculture species such as Gilthead seabream and European seabass.
“Before entering the market, our feed additives have proven their efficacy under conditions which are directly relevant to the producer in terms of feed formulation, feed processing and species. Through our cooperation with CTAQUA we are able to guarantee continuous relevant research for the industry,” says Dr Peter Coutteau, manager of Nutriad’s Business Unit Aquaculture.
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