Status and progress in WP3 by month 18

Status of activities and outcomes in the MEESO project's work package 3 from 1 September 2019 to 28 February 2021.


In work package 3, Development of sustainable catch and processing methods, fishing technologies to optimize catch efficiency and quality are investigated, in addition the possible commercial products from the different biomasses caught on the commercial vessels, by investigating possible processing methods, contents and quality of the biomasses as well as possible markets within food, feed and nutraceuticals.

Key indications in this work package so far are that specialized trawls can improve the catch efficiency and selectivity, the biomass can be suitable for feed inclusion, and that early results indicate that bioactive fractions may be isolated from biomass, thus opening up a commercial potential. Continuing investigations will provide more definite results.


  • Testing of several trawl configurations to improve catch and selectivity.
  • Testing of processing methods, determination of content and composition and bioactivity screening for food and feed applications.
  • Initial investigations in commercial potential.




Work package 3 is led by Nofima AS, Norway.

Contact: Runar Gjerp Solstad,