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.
The PrimeFish project participates in a special session called ICES Project Marketplace. Copenhaguen (Denmark) is hosting the ICES Annual Science Conference from 21 to 25 September.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has developed a pair of 3d-goggles that allows the user to take an insight into a fish farm. The device is completed with a video game controller.
From swimming with the fish to controlling the feeding machine, this new gadget offers a complete tour in a fish farm with the possibility of recreating a breeding cycle of 14-22 months in 45 minutes. The experience is set to complement the visit of an actual fish farm by showing tasks and places that usually remain hidden.
Université Savoie Mont Blanc is recruiting a Research Assistant for the PrimeFish Project.
- Duration: 1 year renewable
- Job description:
Academic literature reviews work, implementation and analysis of qualitative and quantitative research with consumers in several European countries,