Guillaume Caulier UMONS - Feeding The planet in 2050 ?

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1. LABORATORY: BIOLOGY OF MARINE ORGANISMS AND BIOMIMETICS Faculty of Science www.umons.be UNIVERSITY OF MONS (UMONS) Socio-ecological aquaculture : development of sea cucumber aquaculture Feeding the planet in 2050 - 06/24/2015 MSc. Guillaume Caulier Research and Teaching Assistant guillaume.caulier@umons.ac.be Igor.eeckhaut@umons.ac.be 2. THE PROJECT Title of the project : Sea cucumber farm: from academic research to industry Feeding the planet in 2050 - 06/24/2015 Sea cucumber Holothuria scabra Overfishing Delicacy food Cure-all/aphrodisiac EcologyEconomy Easily collected Transformed in trepang 300$/kg 3. THE PROJECT Feeding the planet in 2050 - 06/24/2015 Overfishing Exportation to China: 20,000-40,000 T /year Endangered sea cucumber species 4. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT Economical objective : Development of the first industrial sea cucumber farm in Madagascar Ecological Objective : Preservation of marine ressources Social Objective : Collaboration with local fishermen Feeding the planet in 2050 - 06/24/2015 5. Universities Private companies NGOsFishermen FUNDING AND PARTNERS Funding Partners Feeding the planet in 2050 - 06/24/2015 PSI 6. RESULTS 1st Result : In vitro reproduction and diminution of larval mortality 2nd Result : Production of 1,000,000 sea cucumbers / year 3rd Result : Direct employement of more than 100 fishermen (sex ratio 50:50) and successfull collaboration with several hundreds of local fishermen. Feeding the planet in 2050 - 06/24/2015 7. Stockage dEnergie: Dfis et avances technologiques TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER 1 Patent (In vitro oocyte maturation) 2 Know how transfer Feeding the planet in 2050 - 06/24/2015 40m 40m 8. FEEDING THE PLANET IN 2050 24TH of June 2015 Belgian Pavilion