ATLANTICLAM, bring Euro-native clam species from ‘farm to fork’

February 15, 2023

As the world population grows, demand for food increases just as much, both in quality and in quantity. Within this context, bivalves which filter-feed on phytoplankton, are the most sustainable source of animal protein. However, a few gaps along the value chain exist that need to be overcome to increase the shellfish industry standards and to support the production, packaging, and supply of European autochthonous species such as Ruditapes decussatus and Venerupis corrugata.

The ATLANTICLAM project aims to bring Euro-native clam species from “farm to fork”, in an integrated, differentiated and consumer-oriented perspective, fostering the consumption of sustainable, healthy and tasty food, contributing to tackling climate change and providing a new income source for the blue economy.

INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory partners with Oceano Fresco – the project promoter – and the Faculty of Biotechnology of Universidade Católica PortuguesaNofima, and Maritech. This unique consortium will strengthen both bilateral relations and international cooperation between Portugal and Norway, sharing know-how and disseminating knowledge across borders.

This project has an investment of more than 1Million Euros and is funded under the Blue Growth Program of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area. The EEA (EEA Grants Portugal) financial mechanism aims to reduce social and economic disparities in Europe and strengthen bilateral relations between Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and the beneficiary countries.