Innovative Solutions for Nutritious, Safe and Sustainable Seafood in Europe
About SEAFOODTOMORROW (no. 773400)
Duration: 3 years – November 2017 to October 2020
Coordinator: Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA), Portugal
Project partners: 35 partners from across Europe
Source of funding: European Union H2020 Programme
It is projected that by 2050 population and economic growth will result in a doubling of demand for food globally. One of the main challenges this century is ensuring food production and consumption is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. Seafood is one of the most important food commodities consumed in Europe, as it is an important source of animal protein and naturally rich in valuable nutrients for a healthy diet. It is, therefore, vital to develop new, environmentally-friendly and transparent seafood production and processing methods that will underpin seafood security in-line with market demands.
Aim & Projects Deliverables
Addressing the challenge in meeting growing market needs for safe and sustainable seafood, SEAFOOD TOMORROW will generate new knowledge to develop commercial solutions for improving the socio-economic and environmental sustainability of the European seafood production and processing industry. The project will support development of adaptive European management and governance policy systems related to the implementation of solutions in Blue Growth sectors, including the baseline for seafood quality certification.
Role of EuroFIR AISBL in SEAFOODTOMORROW
EuroFIR AISBL will be involved in WP 4 – Market, acceptability, sustainability and demonstration – Task 4.4 to identify potential end-users, private facilitators and public bodies to participate actively in the market implementation of the new innovative solutions targeted in SEAFOODTOMORROW. EuroFIR will also contribute to WP6 – Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation and will lead Task 6.4, organising the final stakeholder event, ensuring targeted and effective communication of SEAFOODTOMORROW achievements.