EUMOFA presentations at Seafood Expo Global, 7-9 May
During the Expo, EUMOFA held three information sessions on how EUMOFA can increase stakeholders’ understanding of market dynamics and support evidence-based policy-making. The presentation is available at this link.
EUMOFA also arranged two presentations of its studies on the European market for organic salmon and octopus.
- Price structure analysis of organic salmon in the main EU markets. The presentation focused on the fast-growing niche market of pre-packed fresh fillets of organic salmon, analysing price formation along the supply chain in four key markets: Ireland, France, the United Kingdom and Germany.
- Octopus in the EU (in Spanish). The presentation covered the main market information and data on the entire octopus supply chain. The meeting was an important occasion for exchanging information with sector stakeholders in view of the forthcoming release of the price structure analysis of fresh octopus in Spain, Greece and Italy.
EUMOFA workshop "Blue bioeconomy: innovations and investments", European Maritime Day, 16–17 May
The workshop explored applications and future perspectives associated with food and non-food use of algae and fish rest raw-materials. Data gaps and solutions for measuring the blue bioeconomy sector, investment trends and national policies supporting innovation were also discussed. The presentations included:
- Innovations and developments associated with the use of aquatic biomass: algae uses and future prospects – Rita Araújo (Joint Research Centre)
- Data gaps and needs of the blue bioeconomy sector – Meredith Lloyd-Evans (BioBridge)
- Food and non-food use of rest raw materials from fisheries and aquaculture – Ragnar Nystøyl (Kontali Analyse)
- Investment trends and policies to foster blue bioeconomy development (presentation without slides) – Miguel Herédia (Oceano Azul Foundation).
As a follow-up to the workshop, we would be grateful if you would dedicate two minutes of your time to answer our 3-question survey. All your valuable inputs will be factored in the next EUMOFA study on the Blue Bioeconomy, which will be published in 2020.