1. IIM-CSIC (Spain)
The project is led by IIM-CSIC in Spain (Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas, from CSIC). IIM-CSIC has pioneered development of genetic traceability methods for fish authentication, participating and leading national and European framework projects, for over 20 years. For many years IIM-CSIC has been involved in developing analytical techniques to identify and authenticate fish species.
2. IPMA, I.P. (Portugal)
The Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere – Department for the Sea and Marine Resources is devoted to carrying out research, technological development and dissemination activities on fisheries and aquaculture, as well as the upgrading and processing of high quality seafood products. In LABELFISH, IPMA ensures implementation of activities to harmonise procedures and analytical techniques on control of genetic traceability and labelling of seafood.
3. IFREMER (France)
IFREMER, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, contributes to knowledge of oceans and their resources. The IFREMER STBM team has a long record in developing methods for marine species and fish product identification/authentication. The team has been involved in many related European projects such as FishTrace and FishPopTrace.
4. INDIGO ROCK MARINE RESEARCH STATION (Ireland)
Indigo Rock Marine Research Station is an Irish not-for-profit organisation working to develop marine and fisheries science, through participation in research programmes, regional development and training initiatives. In LABELFISH, INDIGO take a leading role in dissemination activities.
5. THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD (United Kingdom)
The University of Salford (USAL) Conservation Genetics Team focuses on ecological and evolutionary mechanisms in generation and maintenance of biodiversity; primarily in aquatic environments., They are one of the UK’s leading hubs for seafood genetic identification. Their projects include investigations of finfish, molluscs, crustaceans and mammals with collaborative links across over 20 countries on three continents.
6. MAX RUBNER INSTITUTE (Germany), Department of Safety and Quality of Milk and Fish products
MRI deals with application-oriented research on milk, fish and related products. An important focus is the improvement of product safety, hygiene and quality along the processing chain. Process and product quality control require development of analytical/sensory methods to improve product composition, ascertain origin, detect changes to food from processing, and to characterise value-determining substances.
7. BORD IASCAIGH MHARA (BIM) – IRISH SEA FISHERIES BOARD (Ireland)
BIM is the Irish State agency responsible for developing the Irish seafood industry. They provide a variety of supports and technical expertise to the Irish seafood industry. As the associated Irish partners, BIM bring a vast body of knowledge on the Irish seafood sector to the LABELFISH project.
8. LABORATOIRE SERVICE COMMUN DES LABORATOIRES DE MARSEILLE (France)
The SCL (Service Commun des Laboratoires) is a network of 11 laboratories and a direction unit in Paris which works mainly for the DGDDI (French customs) and the DGCCRF (Anti-Fraud body). The Marseille laboratory specialises in seafood and a number of other products and: 1. Analyse samples intercepted by DGCCRF and DGDDI. 2. Develop new methods for issues as they arise. 3. Provide technical and scientific support to French and European administrative bodies.
9. SECRETARÍA GENERAL DE PESCA (MINISTERIO DE AGRICULTURA, ALIMENTACIÓN Y MEDIO AMBIENTE) (Spain)
MAGRAMA (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain), through the Secretaría General de Pesca, control fishing activities throughout the whole production chain, imports and trading. This includes providing traceability control coordination and information for consumers about seafood products.
10. DEFRA (United Kingdom)
The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has a remit covering a number of areas relevant to LABELFISH including sustainable development and fisheries. The Department encourages sustainable food production to secure an environmentally sustainable and healthy food supply. Defra closely collaborates with, and provides extensive support to, of the University of Salford in LABELFISH.
11. PUESTO DE INSPECCIÓN FRONTERIZO DE VIGO PUERTO (Spain)
Puesto De Inspección Fronterizo De Vigo (PIF de Vigo) is a border inspection post approved for control of animal products for human consumption. Veterinary controls carried out at PIFs aim to verify that animal products entering the EU comply with all European regulations. PIF de Vigo monitors largest amount of seafood of all PIFs and so is a vital contributor to the LABELFISH project through their knowledge of seafood traceability law implementation