FAMENET stories (21)RSS
Litter away! A roadmap towards a litter-free marine environment
Knowing where marine litter comes from is fundamental to achieve a healthy marine environment. And this is exactly what the Finnish EU-funded RoskatPois! (LitterAway!) project set out to do.
PuertAlMar: reducing the carbon footprint of the port of Vigo
PuertAlMar, which translates as 'gateway to the sea', is a project that shows how human activities and thriving biodiversity can coexist in ports. It also shows how the carbon footprint of ports can be reduced.
FRESQO – ensuring fresh fish
Nobody wants to eat a fish gone bad, and so quality control is key to ensure freshness. Normally this is done by an experienced veterinarian looking at fish samples. The EU-funded FRESQO project has developed a prototype for a revolutionary automated tool that can improve this process, and so help
Replacing single-use plastic film with algae-based biodegradable edible film
The most common technique in the world of food packaging is single-use plastic films. With a little help from the EU, the SeaFilm food packaging project aims to create a substitute for single-use plastic film in conserving frozen fish.
Green sailing for Christmas
Greening maritime shipping is a major objective of the European Green Deal. The objective of moving away from fossil fuels and reducing CO2 emissions is not only being sought at political level.
Rescuing seahorses with HIPPOSAVE
At the start of the century the Ria Formosa lagoon in southern Portugal was home to the biggest seahorse population in the world. Only two decades later, the situation has changed dramatically, and seahorse numbers have fallen by more than 90%. HIPPOSAVE is an action plan for the recovery and
‘Sea’ the difference with Ocean Leaves
Ocean Leaves harnesses the natural benefits of algae to produce a range of products for the domestic gardening and agricultural sectors. Ocean Leaves’ products act as 'bio-stimulants' that can help to regulate and enhance the physiological processes of plants,
I fish I knew - bringing information directly to fishers
Fishers can lack the necessary time to follow the ever evolving societal needs and legislative evolutions in fisheries. In the Netherlands, the Vistikhetmaar (“I fish I knew”) project set up a website to provide fishers and fishing academies with a “one-stop shop” presenting tailor-made,
From pig farmer to fish farmer
Christer Wannebro had been a pig farmer for 25 years. In 2018, his stables needed renovation, and he felt a strong curiosity to start something new professionally. In that year, he took part in a seminar about circular on-farm aquaculture and decided to give it a try.
Sustainably managing coastal fisheries in the Gulf of Cádiz
In the Gulf of Cádiz in Spain, coastal fishers have teamed up with three fisheries local action groups (LAGs) to sustainably manage the local fisheries and ensure the fisher’s livelihood in the future. At the same time they have developed an app, ProPesca, to facilitate the lives of the coastal