Halieutics resources

Two components characterize this axis:

A. The knowledge

Even though it established the strategic decisions, the state of knowledge about the renewable halieutic resources is still unequal. On the achievements, it aims to reinforce the knowledge capacities on the new technologies.

In the context of the fishing’s European policy, evolutions in recent years have led to drastic measures for professional environments (quotas, reduction or redeployment of fishing capacity) and to technical industrializations at the same time.

However, food needs keep growing, so the aim is to look for alternative ways. The aquaculture appears to be a major orientation. In this field, the « Grenelle de la Mer » has shown the backwardness of France. Several reports emphasize advantages and limits of such practices that will have to be more characterized.

The improvement of the knowledge about biology, exploitation, livestock (aquaculture) and stock « management » represent fundamental issues which are reinforced by environmental requirements.

B. The valuation

At the crossroads of health, environment and consumption patterns concerns, the sustainable valuation of the renewable living resources represents a major issue.

The main questions as quality, traceability, realization of added values and transformation (food-processing field) determine the future of this sector.

The expectations are clearly significant. The future of this sector is in the middle of the project of the « Campus International de la Mer et de l’Environnement Littoral ».

The « Campus International de la Mer et de l’Environnement Littoral » will insist to engage a reinforced co-operation with socio-economics’ actors of the territory, especially with the national pole of competitiveness « AQUIMER ».

Campus de la Mer
Centre Universitaire Capécure
Bassin napoléon - Quai Masset - B.P. 120
62327 Boulogne-sur-Mer cedex - France