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Development of new techniques in hatchery rearing, fishery enhancement and aquaculture for Nephrops

Objective

Fisheries landings of Nephrops novegicus (also known as Dublin Bay Prawn, Norway Lobster and Langoustine, among other names) are around 59,000 tons a year with a first sale value of close to €200 million.The NEPHROPS project is intended to bring together complementary information from survey, experimental and laboratory work. This combination of approaches is intended to create synergies and transfer of information between different research groups and the different SME and SME-AGs.

SME-AGs can start to reduce the isolation of SMEs by disseminating appropriate information, alongside information from other parts of the value chain (e.g. Whitby Seafoods Ltd, participant 7). The key outsourced RTD deliverables can be matched against questions that SME –AGS have posed when askd to evaluate options for Nephrops creeling or enhancement as follows:
Which habitat is of most value for creeling and as possible expansion areas?
Objective - Nephrops habitat suitability maps
• Is there a robust and cheap way for an SME to survey novel areas in the future?
Objective -Site assessment protocol
• How do recently released individuals move?
Objective - Report on movements of recently released individuals including analysis by sex, size and reproductive status (berried females)
• Does stocking work?
Objective - Report detailing survival and residency post release of seeded stock and growth of ranched stock.
• Can baits be improved?
Objective -Novel baits manufactured and their potential for creel fishery evaluated
• Can local stock be subsidized with additional food for faster growth?
Objective -Juvenile Feed enhancement
• Can pots be improved, particularly with respect to selectivity?
Objective -Creel prototype completed and evaluated
• How could a hatchery be set up?
Objective - Hatchery handbook
• What is the best way of returning wild-caught discards and hatchery-reared Nephrops?
Objectives - Release protocol for Nephrops and release equipment.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

ORKNEY FISHERIES ASSOCIATION
Address
Ferry Terminal Building 4
KW15 1HU Kirkwall
United Kingdom
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 357 835
Administrative Contact
Fiona Matheson (Ms.)

Participants (14)

Clew Bay Marine Forum Ltd.
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 363 705
Address
Knockbreaga, Newport
none Newport
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niall O'boyle (Mr.)
NJORD NORRA BOHUSLAN EKONOMISK FORENING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 50 040
Address
Krossekarr 21
45795 Grebbestad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ingemar Granqvist (Mr.)
Norsk Sjomatsenter
Norway
EU contribution
€ 288 848
Address
Bontelabo 2
5003 Bergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jorgan Borthen (Mr.)
NORTH BAY SHELLFISH Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 316 514,20
Address
Horries, Deerness
KW17 2QL Orkney, Scotland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dennis Gowland (Mr.)
JOHN HAY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 47 220
Address
Hatston Park 4 Maynrys
KW15 1UB Kirkwall
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Hay (Mr.)
Coastal Zone Services Limited
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 309 931,60
Address
Knockbreaga
Newport
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mary Sugrue (Ms.)
TARNO LL454 HB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 292 420
Address
Sohalla 11
45033 Grundsund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tony Roysson (Mr.)
Atlas VG86
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 292 420
Address
Sonnermarksvagen 11
43275 Traslovslage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrik Ingemarsson (Mr.)
KAMES FISH FARMING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 254 916,80
Address
Kilmelford
PA34 4XA Oban Argyll
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stuart Cannon (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 32 320
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Phil Macdonald (Mr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 5 076
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emilia Rung (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 2 255
Address
Kabelgaten 2
N-0580 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Asbjorn Rune Ousland (Mr.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 1 091,20
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mark Peter Johnson (Prof.)
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 907,20
Address
Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julie Williams (Ms.)