e-FishNet Press Release




  • From 5 to 9 March of 2018, the learning activity of the e-FishNet Project took place in Madrid. Contents generated will be available in the e-FishNet e-learning Platform.
  • These contents will be very useful for both trainers and fishmongers.
  • The final Seminar of this Project will take place in Madrid the 25 June 2018.


From 5 to 9 March the learning activity of the e-FishNet Project took place in Madrid.  This project is part of the Erasmus + Program, is co-funded by the European Union and was created with the aim of improving available training for the fishmongers collective in countries taking part in the Project and in Europe in general.

During this activity partners focused on creating  contents which will be useful for both  fishmongers and trainers.  These will be available in the Project’s e-learning platform, that will be the second intellectual output of the project.  Different organizations taking part in the project are currently working on this.

Different partners of the project, during the week of the activity worked on contents defined in the ideal training model decided in Reykjavik.  This model is divided in modules and units and was included in our first intellectual output which is available in our website.

Each partner worked on adapting the  contents adaptation to the e-learning format related to their knowledge area.  On Monday 5th March, Matís presented the Fishing Gears and product handling course adaptation.  On Tuesday it was Billingsgate Seafood School’s turn with their adaptation of the species identification unit.  On Wednesday adaptation of several contents related to Food Safety were presented by ANCIPA, from Portugal.

Finally on Thursday work was focused on contents related to Sustainability and Environment, and on Friday, the last day of the e-learning activity the adaptation of the Social Media course was addressed by FEDEPESCA, the organization coordinating this Project.

Representatives from Mercamadrid and the Madrid Employment Agency attended this activity and they take also part in the Consortium of the Project.  These partners will play an important role in the organization of the Multiplier Event. A representative from ARIEMA also attended.  This organization is jointly working with Matís on the e-leaning platform and also has worked on the exams and contents adaptation.

In the next months the official presentation of the e-learning platform is expected.  This platform will contain useful information for both fishmongers and trainers.  Also contents in video format will be available in each module defined in the platform.   These videos were recorded during this learning activity.

In conclusion, this activity has been very useful to move forward in our e-Fishnet Project and be able to offer complete intellectual outputs, which will be useful for the sector at a European level and presented in our Multiplier Event that will take place the 25th June in Madrid.

This communication reflects only the opinion of the author and in any case the European Union is responsible of the use given to the information contained in it.


e-FishNet is a project included in the Erasmus + Program and co-funded by the European Union.  This Project started in September 2016 and will finish in September 2018, with a total period of 24 months.  The consortium is composed of 9 Organizations from Iceland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain and also we count on one organization with European scope.  FEDEPESCA is the coordinator of this project, which aims to analyze different training schemes in fishmonger’s training in the member countries, create an international collaborative network and also develop an e-learning platform with e-learning content.

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Transnational Access in EMBRIC

EMBRIC, the European Marine Biological Research Infrastructure Cluster opens its second call for Transnational Access (TA) for maturation of research projects in marine biotechnology to access high-quality research facilities and technology platforms at five European Research Infrastructures (RIs).

Transnational Access is granted on a competitive basis to applicants from academia or industry who submit innovative projects that require visits to two Access Providers of different Research Infrastructures within the EMBRIC consortium.

Registration deadline: 30 Apr 2018 

The EMBRIC TA program covers the costs of max two persons per project of:

  • Access to labs, Research services, and standard disposables (max 6 weeks)
  • Travel (max €800/person)
  • Accommodation (max €120/person-day)
  • Shipping of biological material (up to €400)

The TA program does not cover:

  • Non-standard disposables
  • Experiments required outside TA visits

For more information visit: www.embric.eu/access/TA


To maximise existing and new collaborations and strategic partnerships between Europe and south-east Asia in the aquaculture sector, EURASTiP  is staging:

Networking & brokerage events to Thailand, Vietnam and Bangladesh in 2018-2019


The aim is to improve your business through providing new opportunities and contacts.

Is your company interested in an aquaculture brokerage event/ trade mission to south-east Asia, to:

  • meet the representatives of the National aquaculture stakeholder associations (the newly established multi stakeholder aquaculture platforms or NPP’s)
  • join in a local aquaculture event, visit an aquaculture trade show (including the opportunity to participate) and meet local aquaculture stakeholders
  • visit production sites, feed companies, processors, government research institutes and universities
  • as experts shareyour insights to work together with other European and south-east Asian experts towards a joint, industry driven research agenda, paving the way for future collaborations.



The programme will be optimised according to your interests and business needs.

For further information, click here or contact: EURASTiPbrokerage@UGent.be


Final seminar of the e-FishNet Project

Co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, this event will take place in Madrid the 25th June 2018.  During this seminar,  main conclusions of the project will be presented, and also other interesting lectures related with consumption trends, the Fish Retailer Sector in Europe and its training, among other issues will take place.

Some additional activities are organised during the same day of the seminar and the next one (25th and 26th June) such as visiting the Wholesaler’s Fish Market in Mercamadrid and some traditional markets in Madrid.  Also activities related with gastronomy will take place, for instance a dinner focused on fisheries products and a Showcooking. Read the whole program below:




If you are interested in this event and/or for further information, please contact the FEDEPESCA





AQUAEXCEL2020 – Ninth Call for Access now open

On a regular basis, the AQUAEXCEL2020 project will invite proposals from European research groups for scientific research that utilises the facilities of any of the participating aquaculture research infrastructures. The AQUAEXCEL2020 project unites major aquaculture experimental facilities with capacity to undertake experimental trials on a selection of commercially important fish aquaculture species and system types. These installations are made available to the research community for Transnational Access (TNA) with the support of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Transnational Access involves a research group in one country collaborating with one or more AQUAEXCEL2020 Infrastructures that are located in a different country to the applicant, and which offer facilities and expertise not available in their own country.

The facilities available cover the entire range of production systems (cage, pond, recirculation, flowthrough, hatchery and disease challenge); environments (freshwater, marine, cold, temperate and warm water); scales (small, medium and industrial scale); fish species (salmonids, cold and warm water marine fish, freshwater fish and artemia); and fields of expertise (nutrition, physiology, health & welfare, genetics, engineering, monitoring & management technologies).

Interested researchers can propose projects that involve visits of one or in some cases two people to the chosen research infrastructure for periods of up to three months. Access to the research infrastructures and associated travel and subsistence expenses will be paid for under the project. The establishment of new transnational collaborations is strongly encouraged, as well as the participation by SMEs.


For more information, visit:  www.aquaexcel2020.eu/transnational-access/call-access