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.
The PrimeFish project’s Dissemination Annual Report analysed the dissemination activities carried out during the first year through the diverse messages and strategies set to reach the target groups. This document monitors the actions done regarding internal and external communication, analyses their impact and highlights several conclusions.
This document sets the plan for the PrimeFish website. Time spans, audiences, material and contents are defined along with the guidelines for the development and maintenance of the website, which will be available until 2021.
This report analyses recent productivity developments in some of the most important capture fisheries in Europe. Using data on specific fleet segments, productivity growth has been compared between the demersal fisheries in UK, Spain, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, as well as the pelagic fisheries in the UK, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
In this report the PrimeFish project provides an overview on the European seafood sector at large, in comparison with global development. Through a descriptive analysis based largely on FAO statistics from 1950 up until recent years, trends in fisheries and aquaculture quantities (supplies) are presented and compared across continents and to some degree with respect to countries.
Ethical approvals for the collection of personal data in the framework of PrimeFish were obtained from the Commission Nationale de l’Information et des Libertés (CNIL) Paris, France. The approval was required for collection of information on consumer behaviour and preferences in five European markets (France, Germany, Spain, Italy and UK). The application for the ethical approval was prepared by the leader of WP4 (Products and consumer preferences), Stephane Ganassali at the University of Savoie, France.
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the data analysis methods used by the different research groups. Participants in PrimeFish, who are involved in the analysis of different types of data, have detailed what methods they use when alanlysing data. This is needed to enable harmonization between similar data sets in order to produce a more congruent result.
All participants involved in PrimeFish who generate data have participated in the creation of the Data Management Plan. This DMP outlines what sort of data the project is expected to generate, how it will be preserved and whether and how it will be made accessible. This includes already existing data extracted from different sources, as well as new data developed.
In 2012, the food and drink manufacturing industry in the European Union was the largest manufacturing sector in terms of value of the output with 15% of the total manufacturing turnover. However, it is widely perceived as not highly innovative. In addition, the commonly reported figures for new food product failure are between 70% and 90%.