Our crew will join the team of a Granada university spin-off working in the EU-funded project, PLEAMAR, to restore populations of Mediterranean snakelocks sea anemone (Anemonia sulcate) in southern Spain. This endangered invertebrate is very popular in local gastronomy and studied for bioactive compounds.
After a visit to a local restaurant preparing anemones in a traditional way, we’ll dive with the scientists replanting the invertebrates at the sea floor. We’ll also visit their innovative aquaculture facilities, as well as a university laboratory that studies the anemones for bioactive compounds that can help find new treatments for colon cancer.
Following the adoption of the new EU strategic guidelines on sustainable aquaculture in the end of May, this is yet another example of the incredible versatility of European fish and seafood farming.
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Aquaculture production in the EU and UK (European Atlas of the Seas)
- Publication date
- 22 June 2021
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries