PilotLoops – Circular aquaculture South Baltic pilots

  • To develop and promote new circular solutions in aquaculture through 3 cross-border pilots concentrated on testing, demonstration, and communication of the circular approach in innovative aquaculture production methods, with the aim to lead to the reduction of waste and water use/loss, production of valuable byproducts, in order to preserve natural resources and reduce environmental impacts.
  • Through testing, carrying out in depth analysis, and cooperation with project associated partners, through a link with accurate commercial technology of associated partners, with prompt exchange of data and technology solutions to test interactively from the lab scale to the farm scale.
  • Providing jointly developed protocols for further applications by enterprises and substantial input to the training, and support activities of the project.


  • Development of three cross-border physical pilots
  • Testing for results delivery
  • Pilots demonstrations
  • Pilots results delivery and communication


  • TARAS – AquaLoop Gdańsk (PL) protocol development and delivery
  • NEMATIC – AquaLoop Rostock (DE) protocol development and delivery
  • FISHVISAAquaLoop Klaipeda (LT) protocol development and delivery

Coordinating partner: University of Gdańsk, PL

TrainingLoop – Circular aquaculture training pool

  • To prepare different generations of stakeholders: school kids, students and young professionals for the circular approach in economy in general and aquaculture production and consumption specifically, in order to boost their career opportunities, taking under consideration ecological and economic progress of the region at the same time.
  • Based on the state-of-the-art findings of the INTERREG projects, in terms of careers development in the sector of blue bioeconomy, circular economy and nutrition, high training competencies of the consortium, and high standard of the facilities: FishGlassHouse (DE), University of Gdańsk RAS facilities (PL), Fisheries and Aquaculture Laboratory with modern RAS (LT), and highly developed network of partners: SMEs, universities, municipalities,  and sectoral associations.
  • Providing jointly developed curricula and manuals for study programs for school kids, students, and young professionals and cross-border trainings and awareness raising activities.


  • Development and implementation of training programme for secondary school youth
  • Development and implementation of training programme for students
  • Development of training programme, facility definition and implementation for professionals
  • TrainingLoop communication and dissemination


  • TrainingLoop programme for secondary school youth development and delivery
  • TrainingLoop programme for students’ development and delivery
  • TrainingLoop programme for professionals’ development and delivery


Coordinating partner: Klaipeda University, LT


SupportLoop – Circular aquaculture stakeholder support

  • To show interested stakeholders the potentials and challenges of establishing a land-based RAS aquaculture production on an existing agricultural farm, also with the aim of supporting reduction of nutrient impacts in existing SB sea-cage production.
  • By documenting the economic and environmental frameworks required across the SB region, as well as facilitating workshops with stakeholder groups, study visits to existing commercial and pilot units.
  • Providing tools for stakeholder support: professionals, SMEs, associations, and authorities including recommendations and protocols from the project through AquaLoop: Aquaculture expert floor for circular economy practice platform and international AquaLoop Conference.


  • SupportLoop assessments
  • SupportLoop study visits and workshops
  • AquaLoop platform and conference


  • Feasibility and economic assessment development and delivery
  • Circular aquaculture comparative study development and delivery
  • AquaLoop: Aquaculture expert floor for circular economy practice platform delivery

Coordinating partner: Guldborgsund Municipality, DK