Fish and shellfish production of the future

New ways of thinking when it comes to raw materials

Over the past 3–4 years, fishermen have received extremely low prices despite landing high quality fish.

We, in the network, therefore wish to take a closer look at:

  • whether there could be new ways of thinking when it comes to raw materials?
  • whether we make adequate use of the fish at our disposal?
  • whether we are looking in the right direction in relation to markets, and whether there are areas where we could cooperate more effectively, both within the industry and with parties not directly involved with fishing?

This will be done through preliminary interviews and clarification, dialogue with key players about future efforts, involvement of partners, including the holding of two preliminary meetings at which small groups have the opportunity to identify focus areas, the establishment of a development group and the holding of theme/development days.

Konsumfisk in Thyborøn is responsible for project management. If you would like to find out more, please contact Heidi Ebey Grønkjær - heidi@konsumfisk.dk - +45 2441 6530 

Study of the potential in brown crab

Brown crab is not systematically fished for in Denmark, but there is great potential for the export of brown crab to China, for example. The project will prepare a global market analysis for brown crab containing information on key geographical areas, product range, quantities and prices, distribution and customer requirements. The results will be presented in relevant journals, and “round table” meetings will be conducted at which relevant participants will discuss: Export of live and frozen brown crab – Idea catalogue “new crab products”.

The project group will then compile and prioritise the work to be done going forward.

The Danish Technological Institute in Hirtshals is responsible for project management. If you would like to find out more, please contact Kersti Haugan - keha@teknologisk.dk - +45 7220 2131 

Brown crab is an underexploited resource

"Brown crab is an underexploited resource in Denmark, and the species represents great potential for growth in the Danish fishing industry. The report 'A global market for brown crab and growth opportunities in the Danish fishing industry' provides an introduction to brown crab as a catch, the market and marketing as well as Danish potential”. The report is available in Danish.

. The report is available in Danish