The nº1 of the PrimeFish newsletter is out!

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.

PrimeFish scientists start their work on products, consumers and market trends

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.

3D visualization arrives to the aquaculture sector

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.