CephsandChefs EAPA_282/2016



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Octopus, squid, cuttlefish, sustainable fisheries and chefs

Call 2016
Priority 1. Stimulating innovation and competitiveness
Objective 1.2. Strengthening the transfer of innovation results to facilitate the emergence of new products, services and processes

Lead partner:

National University of Ireland Galway
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ERDF funding 1.936.712,35 €
Total budget 2.582.283,10 €
Duration 2017-12-01 - 2020-11-30

Summary

In northern Europe, squid, octopus and cuttlefish fishery catches and products are underutilized, while in the south their added value is more important. Cephalopod stocks are not subject to quota management at EU level and opportunities exist to further develop fisheries and markets.
The Cephandchefs project aims to develop new markets and products based these cephalopods, increasing the profitability of the value chain, and helping to make fishers more competitive in the Atlantic Area, while assuring sustainable exploitation.
The work packages include market and consumer research (for the entire value chain), product development, marketing and design of a sustainability toolkit. Fishermen will be connected to new markets for cephalopod products, add value to existing products, and aim for better prices for cephalopods from the Atlantic Area. Biological and socioeconomic sustainability will be carefully audited throughout the project.
This project objectives are to:
(i) add value to cephalopod products: development and promotion of new products, new market initiatives (e.g. certification) and business opportunities for this sector;
(ii) improve knowledge of the value chain ("from sea to table") factors affecting sustainability in the short term (e.g., low prices, imports, consumer demand) and potential market developments in the long term;
(iii) improve knowledge of eating habits and acceptance of new cephalopod food products by consumers in North and South Europe;
(iv) ensure sustainability of fishing activity by assessing status of stocks, fisheries and ecosystems based on biological and socioeconomic indicators.

Partner Location
1 National University of Ireland Galway Border, Midland and Western (IE)
2 Universidade de Aveiro Centro (PT)
3 INSTITUTO PORTUGUÊS DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA Lisboa (PT)
4 Associação de Armadores de Pesca da Fuzeta Algarve (PT)
5 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Galicia (ES)
6 Instituto Español de Oceanografía Galicia (ES)
7 Université de Caen Normandie Basse Normandie (FR)
8 Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation CLG Southern and Eastern (IE)
9 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Border, Midland and Western (IE)
10 Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Foundation International (US)
11 QUADRALIA Galicia (ES)
12 COOPERATIVA DE ARMADORES DE PESCA DEL PUERTO DE VIGO S.C.G. Galicia (ES)
13 Marine Stewardship Council London (UK)
14 Atlantic Gate Ltd Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (UK)
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