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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 286903

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2012

  • End date

    31 January 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 332 233,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 615 500

Coordinated by:

ORKNEY FISHERIES ASSOCIATION

United Kingdom

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.
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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

NJORD NORRA BOHUSLAN EKONOMISK FORENING

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 50 040

Norsk Sjomatsenter

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 288 848

NORTH BAY SHELLFISH Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 316 514,20

JOHN HAY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 47 220

Coastal Zone Services Limited

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 309 931,60

TARNO LL454 HB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 292 420

Atlas VG86

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 292 420

KAMES FISH FARMING LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 254 916,80

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 32 320

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 5 076

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 2 255

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 1 091,20

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 907,20

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 286903

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2012

  • End date

    31 January 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 332 233,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 615 500

Coordinated by:

ORKNEY FISHERIES ASSOCIATION

United Kingdom