ARCTAQUA project was initiated in December 2019 and extends until 2022 November and will focus on 4 species (Arctic char, spotted wolffish, European whitefish and nelma). These species were selected considering both their potential for farming in the Arctic region and high economic value. However, several bottlenecks hamper their production; ARCTAQUA will address them through innovative approaches and cross-border knowledge exchange. Eight partners from Norway (Nord University, Akvatik AS and Sigerfjord AS), Sweden (SLU and the University of Gothenburg), Finland (LUKE) and Russian (MSTU and Berg Institute) will work together to fulfil the ARCTAQUA objectives. The work is divided into 4 Work Packages. The WP1 (Selective Breeding and Reproduction) is led by Christos Palaiokostas from SLU. The WP2 (Nutrition) is led by Vera Bogdanova from Berg Institute. The WP3 (Health and Welfare) is led by Petr Kravets from MSTU. The WP4 (Dissemination) is led by José Beirão from Nord University.