Intelligent Fish feeding through Integration of Enabling technologies and Circular principles

Digital monitoring of behaviour & health

Circular economy & valorization of waste

Advanced water monitoring & smart feeding

Digital learning & decision support

Cloud based integration & precision farming


iFishIENCi is an EU Horizon 2020 project bringing together 16 partners in a trans-disciplinary effort aimed at making genuine improvements to aquaculture management and practices. The overall goal of the iFishIENCi project is to provide new intelligent feeding technologies to support ambitious, but sustainable growth for the European aquaculture industry.

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The project uses advanced digital information technology to monitor all aspects of fish and their environment. This cutting-edge research is being combined with a holistic understanding of how these new technologies will interact with society and stakeholders in terms of economy, politics, social welfare, animal welfare and ethics.

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Information about fish behaviour, physiology and their environmental conditions can be collected in real-time from a variety of fish farms, and then securely transferred to digital representation of a real fish. The analytical picture this produces will take the form of the digital fish: a form of Artificial Intelligence, which can ‘learn.’ The digital fish will then send a message back to the monitoring system, which can then either inform the farmer, or make an automated change. The time taken from monitoring, decision making and response, will be of a pace much quicker than what is possible by a human observer.


Increased efficiency and enhanced decision making should allow healthier fish, optimal feeding and optimal growth. More efficient use of feed results in a more efficient conversion of feed to fish growth, and a reduction in waste. This means more fish, less feed and less waste. Waste2Value is a value-chain, circular economy approach towards reducing waste and enhancing the sustainability of feeding fish. The wastes become valorized, through their use as a substrate for the growth of microalgae, which are being selected based upon their ability to replace the conventional ingredients of fish feed. 





iFishIENCi whole consortia technical meeting in Crete 23th – 24th March
26th March 2023In recent days, iFishIENCi partners were hosted at HCMR AquaLabs in Crete Greece for our final in person consortium and technical meeting. These meetings featured extensively the completed and underway demos in the various operational sites. This was a great chance for our researchers to connect, workshop, problem solve and plan for our final public event of the project (Details coming soon!). Thank you to HCMR for hosting us on this interesting and informative meeting and visit. [...]
Video Recording Now Available: Data Interoperability in Aquaculture
7th March 2023Following our workshop in collaboration with ASTRAL H2020 Project, the video recording of FROM DATA INTEROPERABILITY TO DATA SPACES IN THE AQUACULTURE DOMAIN is now available. Check out the event page to learn more. [...]
Registration now open for new online event: AFRICAN CATFISH IN SMARTRAS VIRTUAL DEMO EVENT DECEMBER 5TH 2022
31st October 2022We would like to invite you see for yourself the scale up of our project innovations, seeing SmartRAS in action at AquaBioTech Group Innovia Research Facility, where feed trials are underway with feeds containing Candida yeast meal, produced especially as a fishmeal replacement protein source by NORCE for the project! Register now [...]
September Recap: An event filled month for iFishIENCi
11th October 2022The end of September saw our researchers at one of the most important conferences for European Aquaculture, Aquaculture Europe 2022, this year in Rimini Italy.  Here the project was very active, including holding a project partner meeting, delivering five oral presentations at various sessions, and presenting posters, meeting with our sister projects and other people in our network. At the partner booths we holding meetings with stakeholders, handing out our flyers and getting people excited about our innovations. Thanks to everyone who connected with the iFishIENCi project. All of the program is now available online from the EAS website, so please check it out to find out more! INFLUENCE OF Microchloropsis gaditana EXTRACT SUPPLEMENTATION ON THE GROWTH, MORPHOLOGICAL, AND BODY QUALITY TRAITS OF ASIAN SEABASS Lates calcarifer AT TWO DIFFERENT SALINITIES  INDIVIDUAL TELEMETRY OF EUROPEAN SEABASS IN SEACAGES REVEALS BEHAVIOURAL AND POSITIONAL PATTERN CHANGES INDICATING FOOD ANTICIPATORY ACTIVITY IFISHIENCI PROJECT: THE ROLE OF NUTRIENT ASSIMILATION IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY TRACKING AND ANALYSIS OF THE SWIMMING ACTIVITY OF EUROPEAN SEABASS Dicentrarchus larbax IN SEA CAGES AND ITS RELATION TO FEEDING NORMALIZING DATA MODELS FOR INTEROPERABILITY IN AQUACULTURE [...]
iFishIENCi workshop and pitch at SmartAgriHubs Synergy Days
19th September 2022Come join iFishIENCi at the SmartAgriHubs Final event, where we will take part in the Synergy Days, Tuesday 27th – Wednesday 28th of September. You can still register your attendance in Lisbon, Portugal Register Now iFishIENCi will pitch our project innovations to divers stakeholders in the Agrifood sector, highlighting synergistic research including use of sensor detection, digital twin and IoT for farm/Aquafarm monitoring and management, and waste valorisation and circularity developments. Join us Tuesday morning for the pitch, meet our team in the Market place at Stand 6, And join us for our “From Blue to Green” workshop on Wednesday Morning. [...]


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