The Research, Development and Innovation in Aquaculture Reference Network (XRAq), is an entity created by the Generalitat of Catalonia in 1997. Xraq’s main objective is to promote interdisciplinary and high quality research in aquaculture all along Catalonia with the objective of promoting the exchange of knowledge between research and productive sector. Nowadays, the task of XRAq has become more and more multidisciplinary, joining productive sector with other aquaculture institutions outside Catalonia, butall this under a scientific perspective.