In order to assert its strategic position and its immersion in the national industrial halio ecosystem, INRH strengthened in 2016 its anchoring in the industrial structure and this, through a stronger involvement in collaborative projects RDI. In this sense, a second partnership protocol has been established between INRH and the AHP-Agadir Cluster for the realization of five new RDI collaborative projects for a period of one year. These AHP accredited collaborative projects embody the common will of INRH and the AHP to work together in the field of the increase the value of the seafood products.Indeed, a five framework agreement binding the two partners. The projects thus developed focused on: 

Development of Shawarma's production of fish and fish byproducts ;
Biotechnological valorization of co-products derived from salting and marinades of fish ;  
Biotech valuation of marine microalgae ;  
Formulation and local production of fish feeds ;  
Extraction of aromatic compounds from shrimp co-products  

 

In 2016, the thematic field of the valorization research team at INRH expanded to include aquaculture products. In this sense, three innovative projects were realized and allowed:

  • Development of catering products and ready meals based on mussels and meager ;

 

  • Valorization cultured mussel and its co-products by generating a range of hydrolyzate protein with high added value, and by experimental design of shell beneficiation systems for the production of calcium carbonate rich calcium powder and production of collagen extracts from byssal threads ;

 

Biotechnological research on marine biopolymers including chitin from sardine scales and gelatin from sardine skins and scales led to the optimization of the operational parameters of marine gelatin extraction and the design of the scale demineralization system for the production of technical chitin.

Concerning the field of microbial biotechnologies, valorisation work on halophilic marine bacteria producing biomolecules of industrial interest has made it possible to build a database on halophilic bacteria of marine origin as well as the search for potentialities for biotechnological applications. The work carried out in 2016 at Tarfaya and Oualidia salt marshes is the first characterization of bacterial flora in a saline environment in Morocco

In 2016, the thematic field of the valorization research team at INRH expanded to include aquaculture products. In this sense, three innovative projects were realized and allowed:

• Development of catering products and ready meals based on mussels and meager