Alvor, Portugal, June 8, 2020. Oceano Fresco S.A., the pioneer shellfish aquaculture company, announced today the launch of the physical setup phase for its first-in-class offshore farm, to be built in a 103-hectare concession off the coast of the Algarve, in southern Portugal.
Nazaré, Portugal, May 24, 2020. In its most recent step to narrow the gap between time-tested aquaculture techniques and Industry 4.0, pioneer Portuguese startup Oceano Fresco has announced the launch of the beta version for a groundbreaking project to optimize bivalve production via the use of state-of-the-art digital systems.
Olhão, Portugal, April 22, 2020. The semi-annual meeting of the innovative Tools4Breed Project took place today in Olhão, on the coast of the Algarve in southern Portugal.
Nazaré, Portugal, April 15, 2020. An in-depth review paper on 'Hatchery culture of European clam species' has been published today on Aquaculture International Journal.
The installation of a bivalve off-shore farm has two phases. The 1st takes place on land, where the reinforced concrete blocks that form part of the anchoring system are prepared and the cable cuts that make up about 85% of the longline structure are made.
Oceano Fresco continues its scientific research activities under 'Tools4Breed' Project, in partnership with IPMA and CIIMAR.
Lisbon, April 8, 2020. Oceano Fresco S.A., a global pioneer in bivalve aquaculture, has announced today the closing of a €3.8 million investment from BlueCrow Capital, a BioEconomy-focused venture capital fund. Total funds received by the firm now add to well above €11 million, including €3.5 million in competitive grants.
Humans have always been fascinated with oceans. Stories, myths, and fantasies have been created about it, which even today feed the imagination of those who see and feel the sea.
Nazaré, 22th January 2020. Oceano Fresco launches a crowdfunding campaign through crowdfunding através da GoParity to co-fund the installation of an off-shore clam farm by its wholly owned subsidiary Puromar Lda.
Mira, 27 November 2019. Shellfish aquaculture company Oceano Fresco S.A. announced today the award of EUR 1.5 million to fund the build-out of its open-sea bivalve farm.
Lisbon, November 11, 2019. Oceano Fresco S.A., the pioneer bivalve aquaculture company, has announced today the conclusion of an investment round of €2.7 million led by BlueCrow Capital, a BioEconomy-focused venture capital fund.
On November 7th, 2019 took place the kick-off meeting of 'Tools4Breed' project led by Oceano Fresco, in partnership with IPMA and CIIMAR.
From September 9th-12nd, 2019, Oceano Fresco participated on the European Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish (EAFP) at Porto.
Aquaculture company needs to recruit a Cultivation R&D Manager and five Production Technicians.
Mira, Portugal, August 5, 2019. Oceano Fresco has just been awarded a grant from the Fundo Azul program to develop 'Tools4Breed' project in partnership with IPMA and CIIMAR.
Nazaré, Portugal, August 8, 2019. A formal ceremony today marked the laying of the foundation stone for aquaculture startup Oceano Fresco’s new bivalve hatchery.
Nazaré, July 30, 2019.Today Portugal’s Minister for the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, visited the construction work of Oceano Fresco’s Biomarine Center near the fishing port of Nazaré.
In April 2019, a Oceano Fresco team visited the location where our off shore farm will be setup, 5km off the cost of Lagos.
Mira, January 29, 2019. Shellfish aquaculture startup Oceano Fresco announced today the expansion of its Board of Directors to include non‐executive members Olivier Cottet, of Syngenta, and Bjorn Skjaevestad, of Altavida AS.
Mira, Portugal, October 11, 2018. Aquaculture startup Oceano Fresco has just been awarded a grant from the Fundo Azul program to develop its Industry 4.0 digital aquaculture project in partnership with Digidelta Software.
On July 23rd, 2018, Oceano Fresco presented a seminar on Aquaculture Technician Course (Qualification level: 4). In this seminar, the results of SEMEAR project were presented.
On June 8th, 2018, Oceano Fresco organized the 1st Workshop of SEMEAR Project.
From May 19th-31st, 2018, Fiz da Costa did an internship at Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), in EUA.
Mira, April 20, 2018.Shellfish aquaculture startup Oceano Fresco announced today the award of over EUR 1.1 million to fund the build-out of a state-of-the-art bivalve hatchery and BioMarine Center on the coast of Portugal.
On March 23rd, 2018, Oceano Fresco visited one of the most recognized shellfish companies on the West coast of US, the Taylor Shellfish.
From March 18th-22nd, 2018, Oceano Fresco participated on the Annual Meeting of National Shellfisheries Association in Seattle, US.
Mira, August 21, 2017. Shellfish aquaculture startup Oceano Fresco announced today the award of EUR 304k to its SEMEAR project.
Oceano Fresco is recruiting a shellfish breeder for its nuclear team. The person to be hired may not have worked in Portugal in the last 5 years. More information here.
We are pleased to announce that Oceano Fresco will count with Øystein Lie as a new member of the Advisory Board.
We are pleased to announce that Oceano Fresco will count with Stan Allen as a new member of the Advisory Board.
We are pleased to announce that Oceano Fresco will count with Olivier Cottet as a new member of the Advisory Board.
As part of its Educational Program, on March 20, 2017, Oceano Fresco received a group of students of the Professional Education of Environmental Management Technician, of the Secondary School Dra. Maria Cândida (Mira, Portugal).
Last September 2016 Oceano Fresco began a series of experiments aiming the development of a pioneering breeding program of shellfish.
On December 1st 2016, Oceano Fresco was informed of the successful approval of its proposal to the “H2020 SME Innovation Associate”.
In October 2016, Oceano Fresco visited several research institutes and private companies in the aquaculture sector in Norway.
On October 20th and 21st 2016, Oceano Fresco participated in the "Biomarine International Business Convention", integrating the Portuguese delegation that was attended by the Portuguese Minister of the Sea Paula Vitorino.
Oceano Fresco inaugurated last June 2016 its new facilities in Edifício Mira Center in Mira, in the district of Coimbra, Portugal.
Oceano Fresco, has conducted a study to identify the challenges that shellfish farmers currently face and might face in the future.
In Spain, Oceano Fresco was in the Galicia region, which accounts for the second largest production in Europe.
Italy is the largest clam producer in Europe and second largest in the world, mainly Ruditapes phillipinarum.
Oceano Fresco visited the east coast of China, where the worlds largest clam producers are located (Ruditapes philippinarum, Meretrix meretrix, Tegillarca granosa, Cyclina sinensis, among others).
Oceano Fresco visited several hatcheries and nurseries on the west coast of South Korea, where production of Ruditapes phillipinarum is significant.
In the US, Oceano Fresco visited the main marine research university institutes in the east coast.