The FEEDFIRST project aims to develop an integrated technological solution for a successful introduction of inert microdiets at the onset of exogenous feeding of fish larvae reared in aquaculture. This project is led by Sparos in collaboration with Riasearch, the Faculty of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, and the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science of Porto.

Riasearch’s role is to develop hydraulic improvements in rearing tanks that improve larval feeding.



Project reference



3 years (Jan/2018 - Dec/2020)


Desenvolvimento de uma nova tecnologia para cultivo de larvas de peixes à primeira alimentação

Project location

Portugal - North, Center, and Algarve (NUTS II)


European Regional Development Fund

Operational programmes

Sistema de Incentivos à Investigação e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico (SI I&DT) | Projetos I&D Empresas em Copromoção (Aviso 03/SI/2017)

Total investment EUR 1 101 534.36                     |  EU investment EUR 743 349.48