Contract no. 286200

Period 01.01.2012 – 29.06.2014.

Coordinator; Albert K. Imsland, Akvaplan-niva AS, Framsenteret, 9296 Tromsø, Norway

Welcome to MAXIMUS


In MAXIMUS, the partner consortium will explore and expand into full scale some of the biological findings from an earlier CRAFT project (TURPRO, 6 FP 508070) that was developed, co-ordinated and carried out by many of the same RTD performers and SME proposers in this project. The biological focus will be on the improvement of the rearing environment for turbot and stunning methods for turbot and sole which protect the fish’s welfare at slaughter. A comprehensive assessment of the economic ramifications of the proposed optimized rearing methodologies and humane slaughter techniques developed is also included. 


The benefits expected to emerge from this project include;

  • Improved rearing environment, health and animal welfare in turbot farming.
  • Significantly reduced production time.
  • Improvement of competitive position.
  • Optimized slaughter methods applying up-to-date EFSA regulations.
  • Improved fish welfare and quality of the produced products.
  • New quality assurance system to safeguard and monitor welfare during farming and at slaughter.
  •  Improved cost efficiency and profitability.
  • Improving productivity of flatfish farms.
  • More cost effective production and better use of the resources involved.