European Seafood Processing Challenges

European Seafood Processing Challenges
– Stakeholder Conversation
COFASP Coordinator Niels Gøtke, Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation,
23. April 2015
What is COFASP ERA-NET?
Cooperation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing
Fisheries
Aquaculture
Seafood Processing
The objectives of COFASP is to strengthen cooperation and synergies
between major European funding agencies that support research on
sustainable exploitation of marine renewable resources.
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26 partners from 16 countries
Collaborate with other MS/EU initiatives, such as JPI Oceans, SCAR FISH
Joint calls
COFASP plans 3 joint calls
covering all three sectors:
Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing
• First call in 2014
• Second call opened February 2015
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Preregistration ended 16. April 2015
Deadline June 2015
6,400 k€
Third call expected in 2016
Other activities
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Mapping and analysis of:
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National+international research projects in the past 10 years
Human Capacity Building Training and mobility needs
Research vessels, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing research
facilities (building on other projects e.g. SEAS-ERA, AQUAEXCEL, etc.)
Foresight – presentation by Luc van Hoof
Series of Case Studies:
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Seafood processing challenges – 23-24 April 2015
Regional similarities and differences in aquaculture – May, June 2015
Regionally-Integrated and Spatially-Explicit Fisheries and Ecosystem
Management – June 2015
Coordination of EMFF implementation – September 2015
Website: www.cofasp.eu
• Download the Foresight report
• Link to searchable projects database with
2,526 past and ongoing research projects
• Information on calls and events
Agenda for today
13:00 Welcome and Background of COFASP - European Efforts towards enhanced research and
development to improve European Fisheries, Seafood Processing and Aquaculture
Mr. Niels Gøtke, Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation
13:15 COFASP Foresight study in relation to seafood processing
Mr. Luc van Hoof, Wageningen University & Research Centre
13:40 Urgent matters and priorities in seafood processing. Stakeholder view on guidelines for
research and development benefiting seafood processing. Presentations by:
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Mr. Guus Pastoor, President of AIPCE European Fish Processors Association & Dutch Fish Processors
and Traders Federation
Mrs. Anne Mette Bæk Jespersen, Director of Marine Ingredients Denmark & Head of Secretariat of
EUfishmeal
Mr. Courtney Hough, General Secretary of Federation of European Aquaculture Producers
Mr. Terje E. Martinussen, Managing Director of Norwegian Seafood Council
Mr. Jens Garðar Helgason, Chairman of Fisheries Iceland
15:00 Coffee break
15:15 Panel Discussions with stakeholders
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