WP1 Assessment


WP2 Zootechnics


WP3 Genetics and breeding

and breeding

WP4 Health management

Health management

WP5 New food products

New products

WP6 Economics and markets

and marketing

WP7 Governance and social acceptability

and social acceptability





This Tools Section offers provides access to key management tool developed by the MedAID project as well as other relevant related sites of interest for aquaculture users.

The MedAID SmartWater Benchmarking is a tool designed within the MedAID project, as a part of the SmartWater Suite. This software, with the addition of the benchmarking modules, is based on the information and data from WP1 and the other project WP strategic recommendations and interactive analysis of the principal indicators (KPIs) related to production parameters. It Includes elements that relate to zootechnics, genetics, health and animal welfare, socio-economic data and governance. The software is based on annual production and on the categorization of the production sites according to established criteria to allow comparison between production sites in the same category.

It helps users to:

  1. self-evaluate industry performance at company level,
  2. understand differences between facilities,
  3. use benchmarking generally and with a particular approach tailored to the facility,
  4. apply some potential improvements based on the sector average and following MedAID recommendations.

Online access:

AquiAID (Artificial Intelligence Decisions in Aquaculture), is a Decision Support tool designed within the MedAID project, available online in which allows the stakeholders of the sector simulating and optimizing the seeding and harvesting strategy of multiple batches of seabream and seabass in sea cage farming in a given time horizon. The tool allows considering different preferences on economic, environmental and product quality factors. Furthermore, the tool is capable of determining the optimal strategy by choosing between different feeds. Once the user profile has been created, users can either make use of a basic data set, or they can modify and enter values in aspects as diverse as feed, water temperature or sales prices.

Online access:

AquiAID Decision support tool user guideĀ» is available in Annex 1 of MedAID Deliverable 6.1:

Project Life AQUAPEF (Promote the effective implementation of the Product Environmental Footprint in the Mediterranean aquaculture sector). The main objective of AQUAPEF project is to promote the implementation of the European PEF (Product Environmental Footprint) initiative and methodology into the Mediterranean aquaculture sector by developing an integrative methodology and tool to facilitate data availability, footprint calculation, verification and B2B and B2C communication.

Project website: https://lifeaquapef.eu/

Partners of AQUAPEF have previously worked on MedAID project to perform a study about the Environmental and social sustainability of Mediterranean aquaculture chains applying Life Cycle thinking (Task 1.3), which can be accessed at: http://www.medaid-h2020.eu/index.php/2019/01/09/deliverable-d1-2/

FAO EAF Toolbox. The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) has been adopted by the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) as the appropriate and practical way to fully implement the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. EAF is a risk based management planning process that covers the principles of Sustainable Development including the human and social elements of sustainability, not just the ecological and environmental components.

The EAF Toolbox has been designed to guide users through each of the four main EAF management planning steps and activities using simplified text and clear instructions.

The toolbox also helps users decide which tool(s) could be most appropriate for each step given the type of fishery, their resources and capacity.

Access to EAF Toolbox: https://www.fao.org/fishery/eaf-net/toolbox/en