From 12th to 14th of April, 46 scientists and 15 high-level representatives from the European seafood industry will work together in the First Annual Meeting of the PrimeFish project.
For two days PrimeFish presented its work in the poster section of the Conference on Economic Advice in Fisheries Management. Other 47 posters were also present in an event, which joined politicians, economists, ONGs, industries and scientists. The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, also known as DG MARE, organized the event together with the University of Malta and the European Association of Fisheries Economists.
The PrimeFish will be introduced in Malta during the prestigious #EUFishEcon on 04-05 February 2016
April 2015 has marked the starting point for the PrimeFish project, a research endeavor that will enhance the competitiveness of the European seafood market. Six European research centers and six universities, two SMEs and two universities from Canada and Vietnam have joined their efforts to foster cooperation and knowledge about seafood economics. For four years, with the support of the European program Horizon 2020, this project will possibilite several case studies about high-consumed species, market trends for creating shared value.
Besides its research activities, taking the breakthroughs from the lab to the society is one of the principal aims of the European projects.
A meeting held in Annecy (France) between 14th and 15th October joined the members of the PrimeFish consortium for the initial work on PrimeFish results.
To analyze the economic performance of European seafood producers and trends in the seafood prices is one of the main goals of the PrimeFish project. Consortium members hold a meeting in Milan from 30th September to 1st October to plan and define the main tasks needed to achieve these goals, included in the Work Package 2.
Consumer behavior, market trends and innovation play a key role in the success or failure of new seafood products in the European market. All of these topics will be in the agenda of the next PrimeFish meeting, which will be held from 24th to 25th September in the headquarters of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in Paris.