In this report, the evaluation of industry dynamics, opportunities and threats focuses on value chain dynamic for certain industries and species. The framework used is a bit different for caught species (value chains of cod and herring) and farmed species (individual companies and value chains of salmonids, sea bream & bass and pangasius). The report includes the following case studies: - Cod value chains in Iceland, Norway and Newfoundland (Canada).
The first part of this report provides a theoretical overview of voluntary market-based labelling & certification focusing on schemes of greatest relevance to the major seafood commodity groups that are the focus of the PrimeFish project (Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, European sea bass and gilthead sea bream, pangasius catfish, atlantic cod, atlantic herring).
This report describes the material flow in the seafood supply chain (input-output structure) for the six commodity species that are the focus of PrimeFish (Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, European sea bass and gilthead sea bream, pangasius catfish, atlantic cod, atlantic herring). Cod and herring are selected as examples of demersal and pelagic fisheries.
This report describes the main legal framework for the value chains of the six commodity species (cod, salmon, trout, herring, seabass, seabream) that are the focus of PrimeFish for the European countries: Iceland, Faroe Islands, Norway, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain Italy, Greece, Turkey as well as Canada and Vietnam. At the national specific level, a subset of countries are included: Norway, Scotland, Newfoundland (Canada), Denmark and Iceland.
The PrimeFish project aims to transfer the developed science and technology to the seafood sector, decision-makers and general audience. The tool is in development, but you can get a glance at it on: http://dss.primefish.eu/
On the 20th of October 32 representants of the Spanish seafood industry, retailers and policy makers attended a PrimeFish workshop focused on the seafood consumption. The Northwestern city of Vigo hosted a workshop organised by PrimeFish partner CETMAR and the Galician Union of Consumers on consumers’ perceptions regarding frozen seafood products and the identification of market niches.
On the 6th of October Vigo hosted a PrimeFish workshop on competitiveness, marketing and value chain. Main results of the project together with the market-oriented prediction toolbox for the seafood sector (PrimeDSS), in development, were presented to 17 representants of the Spanish aquaculture, fisheries and processor sector. The meeting was focused on 3 of the 6 modules that will build up the application PrimeDSS:
The main results of the prospective and forecasting analysis will be collected in the PrimeDSS (Prime Decicion Support System) and PrimeDSF (Prime Decision Support Framework) .
From the 4th to the 6th of April the European project PrimeFish, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission has presented its first results on the consumption of seafood in Europe. On the 4th and 5th of April, scientists from 11 different countries discussed their latest work on data management, economic performance of fisheries and aquaculture, value chain analysis, market trends, prediction models, support to decision-making, shared value with stakeholders and management of the project.
The PrimeFish project’s Communication plan sets the communication strategy, including goals, target groups, main messages and strategies. This document defines the indicators for the monitoring process and the measures to be taken in case of a communication crisis. In particular, this plan details the activities needed to spread the project’s results and the new knowledge created, among partners, to interested groups and other stakeholders.