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Fish Population Structure and Traceability

Objective

Although exploited fishes have traditionally been managed on a geographic basis, for conservation purposes they should be managed at the population level: the extent and dynamics of population structuring underlies resilience and sustainability. More effective enforcement and conservation demands a focus on identification and monitoring of wild fish populations and traceability of products. FishPopTrace brings together expertise in fish traceability projects (Fish and Chips, FishTrace, FISH-BOL) to: 1.Integrate data from European fish species traceability projects, and to generate a single compatible database and tissue archive managed by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. 2. Examine single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and otolith microchemistry and morphometrics in widely distributed populations of cod, hake, herring and sole. Outputs will comprise population-level signatures associated with fish origins in early life and representative spawning groups. 3. Undertake validation of traceability tools in relation to end-user technology. 4. Develop a population monitoring system based on genetic and otolith data that will assess population stability in a temporal and spatial framework. 5. Test the utility of additional novel traceability systems (fatty acid profiles, proteomics, gene expression, microarray platform for SNP genotyping). 6. Facilitate technology transfer in relation to enforcement and conservation policies of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and associated socio-economic consequences. Outputs from FishPopTrace will improve the traceability of fish and fish products and protection of consumer interests through enhanced understanding of the dynamics, temporal stability and distribution of major populations of four key exploited fish species. Central elements of the output will be the development and evaluation of end-user tools, a Cost Benefit Analysis and a final report setting FishPopTrace in the context of the CFP.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/lipids
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity/nucleotide
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/ichthyology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins/proteomics

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

BANGOR UNIVERSITY
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 494 861
Administrative Contact
Davey Christine (Ms.)

Participants (15)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 277 000
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Einar Nielsen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 246 720
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Clara Montesissa (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 172 041
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maribel Rodriguez (Ms.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 241 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 197 500
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vincenza Ferraro (Dr.)
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 247 311
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inger Gjesdahl (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 206 250
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans-Guenther Schneider (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 135 150
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Reinold (Ms.)
WILDLIFE DNA SERVICES LIMITED*WDNAS

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 43 273,79
Address
Crewe Road Heron House Oaks Bu Siness Park Wythenshawe
M23 9HZ Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Slater (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 122 496
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Slyvie Nouhant (Ms.)
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Egialias And Chalepa Street, Maroussi 19
15125 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Argyris Kallianiotis (Dr.)
ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE FABRICANTES DE CONSERVAS DE PESCADOS Y MARISCOS-CENTRO TECNICO NACIONAL DE CONSERVACION DE PRODUCTOS DE LA PESCA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 135 500
Address
Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Escayo Suarez (Mr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 120 615
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Henrik Callesen (Prof.)
RUSSIAN FEDERAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF FISHERIES AND OCEANOGRAPHY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 64 000
Address
Verhnyaya Krasnoselskaya St 17
107140 Moscow
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexander Volkov (Mr.)
TRACE Wildlife Forensics Network Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 266,21
Address
High Street 121 Hughes Parry And Co
LL57 1NT Bangor Gwynedd
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ross Mcewing (Dr.)