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Transnational call for proposals on Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing through the ERA-NET COFASP

This call for proposals is now closed. You can view all open calls for proposals by clicking here.

Download the list of selected projects below.

The main objectives of COFASP are:

  • To lay the basis for exploitation according to the precautionary principles and to enhance innovation in and competiveness of the primary sectors fisheries and aquaculture as well as subsequent seafood processing and distribution to the consumer.
  • To define the science, information and data necessary to underpin the revision of the Common

Fisheries Policy (CFP) and to ensure its successful implementation by designing complementary national research programmes and outlining monitoring and information/data sharing systems needed.

Three research areas are supported by the funding partners for this call for proposals:

  • Fischeries
  • Aquaculture
  • Seafood processing

ANR funding for the COFASP call for proposals is dedicated to the topic Seafood processing in public-private partnership.

The European seafood processing industry is as varied as it is vast. The common factor is that the end price paid for each product and the consumer utilization of the purchased product is highly dependent on handling throughout the product chain. Seafood originating in European waters has the chance of becoming a high quality product if collaboration can be assured in good handling and making use of modern processing technologies. A holistic approach to the seafood processing as an entire unbroken product chain from harvesting to cooking, may facilitate economic benefits for the greater good of Europe with safer seafood, reduced waste of finalized packed seafood and, improved seafood quality, as post-harvest losses are reduced in order to maximise resource efficiency.

ERA-Net COFASP call for proposals has a provisional total budget of 5M ‚ā¨.

General information

Attention: the contact details mentioned below may not be valid as of today. In order to find the adequate contact details, please consult the "departments" section.

General information and contacts:

The project must be submitted by the coordinating partner in electronic form on the website accessible through, before the deadline.

To find more information on the ERA-Net COFASP call for proposals (call text, submission files, etc.), follow this link

Release date of the call: Monday 24 February 2014

Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: Tuesday 15 April 2014 13:00

Deadline for submission of proposals: Sunday 15 June 2014 13:00