Catch. Photographer: Webjørn Melle

Outcomes of work package 3: Development of sustainable catch and processing methods

Planned outcomes of the MEESO project's work package 3.

Reports

  • Report on the development and testing of specialized trawls optimized for deep and shallow mesopelagic fisheries and the potential negative environmental effects of the herding methods
    Lead: Sintef Ocean AS

  • Report on identification of possible biotechnological products from the processed mesopelagic catch in terms of production possibilities and value
    Lead: Nofima AS

  • Report matching of possible products from processing, contaminants and bioactivity testing with market possibilities and environmental impact
    Lead: Nofima AS
  • Scientific report on economic perspectives, efficiency, projections for fleet components potentially exploiting mesopelagic resources, and the processing sector
    Lead: Technical University of Denmark (work package 8) together with Nofima AS
  • Determination of the most effective land based processing methods with regards to products, markets, scalability and economics
    Lead: Nofima AS
  • Determination of the most effective on board processing methods with regards to desired product, cost of processing and market possibilities
    Lead: Nofima AS

Databases

  • Database on contaminants, nutraceuticals and nutrients 
    Lead: Institute for Marine Research

Workshops

  • Workshop on different processing techniques to be assessed
    Lead: Nofima AS
  • Workshop on assessment on nutritional, nutraceutical, and safety properties of processed food and feed products
    Lead: Nofima AS

  • Stakeholder workshop discussing results and testing possible products from biomasses
    Lead: Nofima AS

  • Regional stakeholder and full-feedback workshop on data, parameter, method, and results exchange and on sustainable fisheries, harvest strategies, and resilience of the system
    Lead: Technical University of Denmark (work package 8) together with Nofima AS

  • Prototype production of selected scaled processes for market evaluation and circular prototype improvement
    Lead: Nofima AS

Videos

  • Videos and potential manual on best survey and fishing practices 
    Lead: Institute of Marine Research (work package 2), Nofima AS & Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (work package 4)

Public outreach

  • Trial fishery campaign blogs with invited journalists
    Lead: Institute of Marine Research (work package 2) & Nofima AS

  • Furthermore, the MEESO project will publish news on the meeso.org website and make regular press releases etc. 
    Lead: Technical University of Denmark (work package 8)

 

 

Contact

Work package 3 is led by Nofima AS, Norway.

Contact: Ragnhild Dragøy Whitaker, ragnhild.whitaker@nofima.no

https://www.meeso.org/outcomes/development-catch-processing
1 MARCH 2021