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Fish quality labelling and monitoring.

Objective

The concerted action will bring together scientists from different disciplines from all regions in Europe in a coordinated multidisciplinary action, where representatives from the various parts of the fish processing chain (fishermen, port markets (auctions), processors, wholesalers, retailers) will be involved, in the development of common opinions, views and recommendations for fish quality labelling and monitoring.

Primary objectives

1. To stimulate a common opinion about fish quality labelling, to define quality labelling as a general term and to define specific quality labels.
To achieve this the views of different parts in the fish processing chain (fishermen, port markets (auctions), processors, wholesalers, retailers), scientists and consumers will be taken into account
2. To establish common views on the relevant factors that constitute fish quality in labelling schemes, including good manufacturing practice (GMP) and fish freshness.
3 . To establish a common view on the administration of fish quality labelling schemes, including the necessary monitoring and control of quality within the scheme and the accreditation of those schemes.
4. To evaluate the economic assessment of fish labelling costs and the willingness of the consumer to pay for it
5. To establish common views on appropriate reliable, rapid, inexpensive, non-destructive means of measuring fish quality.
6. To further develop, extend and implement the sensory method of fish freshness measurements,, particularly the quality index method (QIM) as the reference method.

Secondary objectives

1. To stimulate collaboration between the fish sector and research institutes within the fish quality area.
2. To stimulate exchange of scientists between the research institutes in order to promote knowledge transfer within the fish quality area
3. To disseminate results through networks and workshops
4. To promote scientific publications in the field in collaboration between the participants

2. TASKS

In order to meet the objectives in the Concerted Action discussions will take place in the following three interrelated main areas:

- Fish quality labelling
- Fish quality monitoring by rapid instrumental methods
- Fish quality monitoring sensory methods (in particular Quality Index Method)

In general the tasks, related to the discussion topics mentioned in paragraph 2. 1. and 2.2, will be as follows in this Concerted Action:

- preparation and reporting national meetings,
- the preparation of documents for the European plenary meetings,
- participation in subgroups,
- making reviews,
- presentation of on going research,
- making work documents,
- dissemination of results by publications.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES RESEARCH
Address
Haringkade 1
Ijmuiden
Netherlands

Participants (24)

AIPCEE
Belgium
Address
Avenue De Roodebeek, 30
1000 Brussels
Agricultural University of Athens
Greece
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athens
Bundesforschungsanstalt fur Fischerei
Germany
Address
9,Palmaille 9
22767 Hamburg
Crisalide
France
Address
Rue Henri Becquerel 2
49070 Beaucouze
Danish Institute for Fisheries Research
Denmark
Address
Soltofts Plads, C/o Technical University Of Denmark, Bygning 221
2800 Lyngby
EURO COMMERCE
Belgium
Address
Rue Froissart 123/133
1040 Brussels
European Association of Fish Producers Organisations
Belgium
Address
H Baelskaai, 25
8400 Oostende
European Association of Fishing Ports and Auctions
Belgium
Address
Nordzeestraat 201
8380 Zeebrugge
Europeche
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Science 23/25
1040 Brussels
Fundacion AZTI - AZTI Fundazioa
Spain
Address
Isla De Txatxarramendi S/n
48395 Sukarrieta (Bizkaia)
ICELANDIC FISHERIES LABORATORIES
Iceland
Address
Skulagata 4
0101 Reykjavik
IFREMER - DRV/VP
France
Address
Rue De L'ile D'yeu
44311 Nantes
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Avenue René Laennec 8
72000 Le Mans
Instituto de Investigacao das Pescas e do Mar
Portugal
Address
Avendida De Brasilia
1449-006 Lisboa
MINISTERIE VAN MIDDENSTAND EN LANDBOUW
Belgium
Address
Ankerstraat 1
Oostende
Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentacion
Spain
Address
Jose Ortega Y Gasset, 57
28071 Madrid
Norwegian Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Norway
Address
University Area, Breivika
9005 Tromso
SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR FOOD RESEARCH AND BIOTECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
Address
Frans Perssons Vaeg 6
402 29 Goeteborg
Sea Fish Industry Authority
United Kingdom
Address
St Andrew's Dock
HU3 4QE Hull
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Tietotie 2
02044 Espoo
The Arhus School of Business
Denmark
Address
Haslegaardsvej 10
8210 Arhus
Universita degli Studi di Firenze
Italy
Address
Via Delle Cascine, 5
50144 Firenze
Universita degli Studi di Perugia
Italy
Address
S. Costanzo
06126 Perugia
University of Hohenheim
Germany
Address
Marktlehre 420
70593 Stuttgart