Project Management

Project Management

project manThe expertise of EUROFISH includes the entire spectrum of the post-harvest handling of the catch, as well as aquaculture and trade and markets. The type of activities implemented as projects include market and sector studies and surveys, transfer of know-how through organising conferences, workshops and training courses, and the production of new publications.

Thanks to its highly professional and dedicated staff, as well as a large network of experts and contacts in Central and Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and Balkan countries, EUROFISH is a partner of choice for many fisheries and aquaculture related projects, especially for its member countries. The EUROFISH staff is fluent in 12 European languages (Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, English, French, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, and Ukrainian).

Eurofish project activities focus on four core areas: Post-havest Fisheries, Aquaculture, Trade and Markets, and Dissemination. A selection of current projects are listed below as are some of our past projects.

Ongoing Projects

Past Projects

For a list of previous projects, have a look at our past projects section.

EUMOFA

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products

Eumofa

EUMOFA - is an online tool for the European Union (EU) fisheries and aquaculture sector, which aims at increasing market transparency and efficiency, and at analysing EU markets dynamics. The market intelligence provided by EUMOFA is useful for all stakeholders involved in the fisheries sector: producers, processors, importers, retailers, consumers, market analysts and policy makers.

EUROFISH has been involved in every step of the project, from the conceptual design of the Observatory in 2010 to the practical implementation. EUROFISH is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Data collection and processing including harmonisation of various nomenclatures
  • Market analysis including preparation of a monthly publication “EUMOFA Monthly Highlights” (11 issues per year), an EC publication which monitors and analyses first sales, import–export and consumption of fish and seafood data in the EU. 
  • Dissemination and communication activities - including preparation of the content and circulation of the newsletters for each new release of the EUMOFA Monthly Highlights issue, the annual report “EU Fish Market”, and 3 new case studies on: Plaice in the Netherlands, Fresh carp in Central Europe and Herring preserved in glass jars in Sweden.
  • Study on EU consumers’ habits - carrying out interviews with the large- scale retailers on purchase of fisheries and aquaculture products in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania, analysis of the Eurobarometer survey on consumer habits and perceptions in all 28 MS, Identification and mapping of the national promotional campaigns in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania, coordination between consortium partners and production of the report on national promotional campaigns in all 28 MS.
  • Study on organic aquaculture - data were collected on organic aquaculture facilities in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania with identification of the species and volumes farmed, main producers and price trends.

For more information please visit the officical EUMOFA website on www.eumofa.eu

 

PerformFISH

 

The HORIZON 2020 project “Consumer driven Production: Integrating Innovative Approaches for Competitive and Sustainable Performance across the Mediterranean Aquaculture Value Chain” – “PerformFISH” aims to increase the competitiveness of the Mediterranean aquaculture by overcoming biological, technical and operational issues with innovative, cost-effective, integrated solutions, while addressing social and environmental responsibility and contributing to “Blue Growth”. PerformFISH foresees active industry involvement from the marine fish farming sector. PerformFISH brings together a representative multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary consortium to generate, validate and apply new knowledge in real farming conditions to substantially improve horizon 2020performance of the focal fish species, measured through Key Performance Indicators.

The project has 9 workshop packages. EUROFISH is the project leader of the Workshop Package 5 – “Reinforcing the Marketing of European Seabass andSeabream Products”. The overall objective of this work package is to design innovative marketing actions for the market development of European seabream and seabass farming industry, capitalizing on existing fish food health claims, increasing consumer confidence in the European seabass and seabream products and strengthening the competitiveness of the Mediterranean marine fish farming industry.

 

 

Value added edible crab by-catch

Edible crabEUROFISH is coordinating a three-year project with eight other participants covering the value chain from fishermen to a crab salad producer. The primary purpose is to utilise the edible crab by-catch in the Danish gillnet fishery. Except for the claws, most of the crab is today discarded and the project aims to utilise the white and brown meat from the crab and use the shells for chicken feed - to improve the egg shell. 

From vessel to fish counter
The nine partners will sustainably utilise the crab by-catch and thereby improve the economy of the small scale coastal fishing fleet, while also creating valuable products for human consumption and improving chicken feed. The total available amount of raw material will be estimated. Methods for on-board handling of the crab and systems for on shore logistics including the collection of raw material from harbours and delivery to processing facilities will be developed and tested. The company JK Salads and Dressings is interested in utilising the meat in crab salads instead of the meat the company imports today. Other companies in the project want to transform the crab shells to crab meal that is a component in chicken feed. Crab shell meal in chicken feed improves egg laying and strengthens egg shells.

Increased employment is expected
If the projects succeed transforming the bycatch on the fishing vessels to valuable feed and food products it will create value both in environmental and economic terms. One of the main purposes of the project is to add value to a material that is currently not utilised. In addition, the project is expected to create a minimum of 5-10 jobs in the whole chain – onboard fishing vessels and on shore. The project is expected to generate a profit of EUR14 million yearly.

The project is supported by the Danish green development and demonstration programme and has a total budget of EUR1.44 million.

The project was featured in Eurofish Magazine October 2015 that you can read about here.


The project partners are:
Eurofish International Organisation (Project coordinator, technical expertise), Marco Frederiksen, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
Hirtshals fishermens association (Crab by-catch), Niels Kristian Nielsen, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fishermens fish collector Hirtshals, Palle Steen Nielsen, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
N.O. HAUSGAARD A/S (Crab white and brown meat), Jan Nikolaj Jensen, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Marinova A/S (Crab broth), Greta Jakobsen, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Danshells (Crab shell meal production), Erling Rasmussen, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Danhatch, (Crab shell meal - feed trials), Lars Woel, E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
JK Salads & Dressings (Crab salad), Jan Petersen, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Danish Technological Institute (technical expertise), Karin Loft Eybye, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.