Mariculture Development Center

In July 2023, the Development Innovation Center AluTech completed the implementation of the Mariculture Development Center project in Sv.Petra Bay in Šibenik. In the first phase of the project, the facility of the Shipping and Purification Center was built, equipped with specialized equipment for cleaning, sorting, packaging and purification of shellfish.

Although the project formally began with the implementation by the Decision of the Ministry of Agriculture in December 2020, the idea itself dates back to 2012, when the Šibenik-Knin County and the Port Authority of the Šibenik-Knin County began the first activities related to the project.

The purpose of establishing the Mariculture Development Center is to advance and improve the quality and quantity of mariculture products in an environmentally sustainable way, strengthen the knowledge and professionalism of shellfish and fish farmers, develop innovation potential and encourage further processing, and improve the marketing of mariculture products, especially Sibenik mussels, in Croatia and abroad.

Shipping and purification is managed by the AluTech Development  Innovation Center as a county institution specialized in providing support to entrepreneurs, especially those engaged in production activities.