An effective meeting place

Omvisning i Grotle

GUIDED TOUR: Irja Sunde Roiha from NIFES visited MS «Grotle» together with SINTEF-employees. Runar Grotle from Havstjerna AS provided all the details about the new vessel.

Nor-Fishing 2014 has come to an end, and the QualiFish-team can look back at four eventful days in Trondheim. Project manager Hanne Digre started off on Tuesday with a mini-seminar at the Norwegian Research Council stand. Her presentation titled “Technology development from catch to processing for market adapted production of cod in Norway” was well received among the audience. On Thursday a productive meeting between vessels, processing industry, equipment suppliers and fishery organizations in the industry arena was conducted, discussing possible future contributions to the project. Additionally, employees from  SINTEF and NIFES (The National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research) got the opportunity to visit the brand new fishing vessel MS “Grotle” (picture), one of the industry partners in the project. On the last day of Nor-Fishing the research partners gathered to make further plans related to case studies and research activities.

– The exhibition created the backdrop for several good meetings and discussions in the project, says project manager Hanne Digre.

 14 547 visitors from 48 countries visited Nor-Fishing 2014 to see 450 exhibitors from 23 countries.

Presenting QualiFish at Nor-Fishing



Nor-Fishing is an important meeting place for the fisheries industry, attracting15-20.000 visitors from over 50 nations. News from research and development is an important part of the exhibition.

QualiFish is represented at stand D-320, SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture.

The QualiFish attendance includes a presentation of the project at the Research Council of Norway at stand D 332-333, and a project meeting with the work package leaders involved in QualiFish.

On day two of the three day event, QualiFish organized a successful meeting between vessels, processing industry, equipment suppliers and fishery organisations.

The Research Council of Norway supports QualiFish

Research Coincil logo_Eng_rgbThe Research Council of Norway is encouraging the cooperation between scientific research and the industry, fostering new and better products in the white fish industry. The BIONÆR programme promotes research and innovation that enhances value creation in Norway’s bio-based industries, and supports the QualiFish-project.

Read the Research Council of Norway’s article “Bedre og ferskere torsk – hele året!”.

A sustainable white fish industry

Industry and scientists join forces to increase utilization of catch and secure a sustainable white fish industry.

QualiFish_favicoUneven quality and seasonal variations in amount of landings are the main challenges for the white fish industry. The QualiFish project will develop new ways of production that will meet with market demand and industry needs, increasing the profitability of the industry. QualiFish is a large scale research project led by SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture and financed by The Norwegian Research Council. The project runs from 2014 to 2017, and involves multidisciplinary research teams and key players in the whitefish industry and their equipment vendors. The work covers areas such as food quality, food safety, technology related to product differentiation, production logistics and market and economic perspectives. The project is organized in four work packages, each focusing on particular challenges in the white fish industry. Communication and dissemination of results are also key aspects of the project.

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