Traceability and the environmental impact of fish products are the main themes of the FP7 sponsored WhiteFish project in which Matís is participating, alongside parties in Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
The project is focused on developing methods to evaluate the environmental effects of fish produce, from the time of fishing until consumption. The environmental analysis is based on a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) which results in it extending to all areas of the value chain. Therefore, it factors in components such as the state of the fish stocks, the effects of fishing techniques, energy consumption in processing and transport, waste management throughout the whole process, and the elimination or recycling of packaging, etc.
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