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Smart fisheries technologies for an efficient, compliant and environmentally friendly fishing sector

Objective

The objective of SMARTFISH is to develop, test and promote a suite of high-tech systems for the EU fishing sector, to optimize resource efficiency, to improve automatic data collection for fish stock assessment, to provide evidence of compliance with fishery regulations and to reduce ecological impact. SMARTFISH exploits technological developments in machine vision, camera technology, data processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data analysis, smartphones/tablets, LED technology, acoustics and ROV technology to build systems for monitoring, analyzing and improving processes for all facets of the fishing sector, from extraction, to assessment, to monitoring and control. The SMARTFISH systems will:
- assist fishermen in making informed decisions during pre-catch, catching, and post-catch phases of the extraction process. This improves catch efficiencies and compositions in fisheries across the EU, leading to improved economic efficiency while reducing unintended fish mortality, unnecessary fishing pressure and ecosystem damage.
- provide new data for stock assessment from commercial fishing and improve the quality and quantity of data that comes from traditional assessment surveys. This provides more accurate assessment of currently assessed stocks and allow the assessment of data-poor stocks.
- permit the automatic collection of catch data to ensure compliance with fisheries management regulations.
The SMARTFISH systems are tested and demonstrated in several EU fisheries. This contributes to promoting the uptake of the systems by extraction sector and fisheries agencies. An interdisciplinary consortium with technology developers and instrument suppliers, fishing companies, research and fisheries management institutes and universities will realize SMARTFISH. They are active at national and international levels and well placed to ensure the uptake of SMARTFISH systems by fishing industry and fisheries managers and stock assessment scientists.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SINTEF OCEAN AS
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 600 000

Participants (19)

FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 464 200
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 031 178,75
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARINE SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 481 875
Address
Victoria Road 375
AB119DB Aberdeen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MELBU SYSTEMS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 66 244,50
Address
Sminesgata 3
8445 Melbu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF CUKUROVA
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
.
01330 Adana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 600 000
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MERSIN UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 86 400
Address
Ciftlikkoy Kampusu Rektorluk Binas
33343 Mersin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 117 250
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 438 358,75
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARPORT FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
2, Allée Copernic - Espace Euréka Parc Technologique De Soye
56270 Ploemeur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZUNIBAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 61 936
Address
Idorsolo 1
48160 Derio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAFETYNET TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 120 085
Address
North House 198 High Street
TN9 1BE Tonbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NERGARD HAVFISKE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 60 585
Address
Langnesveien 18
9408 Harstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PATXIKU BERRIA CB

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Sahatsaga 6-3
20808 Getaria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERFISH PRODUCER ORGANISATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 068,75
Address
Wallsend Industrial Estate, Cattedown Road
PL4 0RW Plymouth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LARRASMENDI BI SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 199,88
Address
Egikazu Kaia 23
48700 Ondarroa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 300 735
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
PESQUERAS HERBON SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 52 647,88
Address
Gr/ Montesol 13
20016 Donostia S Gipuskoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)