SUSHIfish kickoff meeting in Athens
14-15th April 2016
On the 14-15th April, Petros Taoukis and Fanny Tsironi from the Technical University of Athens (NTUA, Greece) kindly hosted all SUSHIfish partners integrating this collaborative project for the first kickoff meeting. The major objectives of the collaborative project were discussed and all partners agreed the specific work for each work package (WP).
Thank you all for the brainstorming, for the exchange or knowledge and resources, and a special thank you to Petros and Fanny for the fabulous hosting and the outstanding introduction to the Greek cuisine that was prepared for all of us. We have an exciting year ahead!
14 October 2016
Aquaculture production has a lower carbon footprint per kg meat compared to terrestrial production systems, there are clear health benefits of consuming fish and aquaculture removes dependence on wild fish and contributes to protect ecosystems and biodiversity.
The greatest gains in efficiency of aquaculture production can be obtained by management of animal production and by allying this to improved postharvest storage and processing. Modifications in production regimes to improve growth and yield will impact on flesh quality and shelf life and an integrated approach focused on these complementary aspects has the potential to amplify the benefits that can accrue.
The present proposal is intersectorial and focuses on two essential parts of the value chain, aquaculture production and postharvest processing and resource utilization. The proposal has 5 consortium members from 4 countries that have complementary expertise in aquaculture and postharvest processing. The workplan will target the most important aquaculture species in Southern Europe (eg. sea bass and sea bream). Strategies will be directed at shortening the production cycle and improving growth by manipulating sex ratios in favour of the faster growing sex, using egg/larval imprinting strategies to improve growth and muscle quality and by monitoring and reducing chronic stress.
The impact on product quality of manipulating production cycles will be linked to strategies to optimize cold chain management and development of innovative processing technologies. Pre-slaughter conditioning to optimize production regimes and stress control prior to slaughter will
interface with tasks directed at optimizing product quality by establishing its impact on post-harvest quality and new processing strategies. New technologies such as superchilling and high pressure processing of fish products will be tested together with Time Temperature Integrators for monitoring spoilage enriched with novel data from "omics" analysis. The project will build on the existing knowledge base and innovate to increase aquaculture sustainability.
The impact of the project on the aquaculture sector will be assured by the involvement of aquaculture companies, through industry based training workshops, pilot studies, implementation
and validation of standard operating procedures and dissemination activities.
SUSHIfish at 30th EFFoST in Vienna
28-30th November 2016
SUSHIfish went to the 30th EFFoST International Conference in Vienna (Austria) on the 28-30th of November, where Fanny Tsironi, Petros Taoukis and collaborators presented their work on the use of TTI smart labels for monitoring histamine in fish. This work was developed at NTUA and is integrated within the objectives of WP6.
SUSHIfish at COFASP final conference, Kiel (Germany)
7-9th December 2016
SUSHIfish was present at the COFASP final conference that was held in Kiel (Germany) on the 7-9th of December.
The project was presented by Adelino Canário (CCMAR), the SUSHIfish coordinator.
SUSHIfish welcomes Wenjing Wang for BsC training
10th December 2016
The CCMAR SUSHIfish team welcomes Wenjing Wang, a student of ERASMUS coming from the Shanghai Ocean University (China) to finish her studies on Marine Biology at the University of Algarve. Wenjing will spend the next 6 month working on WP1.
SUSHIfish research mobility: CCMAR goes to NTUA
16th December 2016
On the 16th of December the first of many mobility activities within the consortium took place. Liliana Anjos (CCMAR, Portugal) went to Athens and met Fanny Tsironi at NTUA, where they aligned all experimental design and sampling of WP5 experiments.
One of the strongest assets of working within collaborative project like SUSHIfish is the possibility to expand or consolidate a partner’s technical capacities through mobility and training of its research staff amongst other partners.
In this way, the mobility of researchers within the consortium allows access to novel technologies, to consolidate research lines and objectives through independent meetings and the technical collaboration in key experiments for the overall partners.
SUSHIfish welcomes Edilane Bandeira for training
3rd January 2017
The CCMAR SUSHIfish team welcomes Edilane Bandeira, a student of Marine Biology (Bsc) from the University of Algarve. Edilane will spend the next 6 month working on WP1.
SUSHIfish presence at the ECsafeFOOD event in Brussels
25-26th January 2017
NTUA presence in the ECsafeSEAFOOD stakeholder event and open science meeting at the Royal Flemish Academy of Science and Art in Brussels (Belgium) on the 25-26th January.
The application of smart TTI labels for seafood to monitor quality of fish products within the cold chain was presented by Fanny Tsironi, a work that is being developed with Petros Taoukis within WP6.
SUSHIfish annual meeting in Faro
16th February 2017
The first SUSHIfish annual meeting took place on the 16th February, hosted by Adelino Canário and Deborah Power in Faro (Portugal).
New and exciting data resulting from the first year of project powered this meeting and fuelled the planning of the second year.
Thank you to all partners for the great team work and a special thank you to our hosts Adelino Canário and Deborah Power!
SUSHIfish welcomes Rita Silva for training
1st March 2017
The CCMAR SUSHIfish team welcomes Rita Varela Silva, a student of Marine Biology (Bsc) from the University of Algarve. Rita will spend the next 6 month working on WP1.
SUSHIfish research mobility: CCMAR goes to IFREMER
3-7th April 2017
On the 3-7th of April the Rute Martins met the IFREMER teams to participate in the set-up of a big experiment for WP1. Now that it’s running let’s keep our fingers crossed!
SUSHIfish at the Q-Safe International Conference, Greece
10-12th April 2017
The work of SUSHIfish WP6 developed by the NTUA team Petros Taoukis and Fanny Tsironi was presented at the Q-Safe International Conference.
This conference took place at Ermoupoli (Syros island) in Greece on the 10-12th of April.
SUSHIfish at the 18th ICCE meeting in Calgary, Canada
5-9th June 2017
SUSHIfish crossed the Atlantic to participate on the 18th International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology (18th ICCE) in Calgary, Canadá.
The work developed by the CCMAR team within WP1 was presented by Rute Martins.
SUSHIfish research mobility: CCMAR goes to IFREMER
27th June-1st July 2017
Rita Costa and Deborah Power went to IFREMER from the 27th June to the 1st of July to collect samples from a WP2 ongoing experiment and to set new ones.
SUSHIfish welcomes Javier Herrero for training
4th September 2017
The CCMAR SUSHIfish team welcomes Javier Jimenez Herrero, an ERASMUS mobility student from the University of Vigo (Spain). Javier will spend the next 6 month working on WP5.
SUSHIfish at the Oceans Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal
7-8th September 2017
SUSHIfish collaborative project presented by the CCMAR team at the Oceans Meeting in Lisbon (Portugal) on the 7-8th of September.
SUSHIfish 1st prize for poster presentation
12-15th September 2017
CCMAR/NTUA collaboration in SUSHIfish WP5 presented at the European Marine Biological Research Infrastructure Cluster (EMBRIC) 2nd General Assembly yielded the researchers the 1st prize for the best poster presentation.
Congratulations to both teams for the great work!!!
SUSHIfish welcomes Suzana Pereira for training
2nd October 2017
The CCMAR SUSHIfish team welcomes Suzana Pereira, a Msc student from the University of Algarve. Suzana will spend the next 3 months working on WP1.
SUSHIfish welcomes Stefan Fernandes for training
9th October 2017
The CCMAR SUSHIfish team welcomes Stefan Abreu Fernandes, a Msc student from the University of Algarve. Stefan will be working on WP5.
SUSHIfish went to Aquacuture Europe 2017
17-20th October 2017
The work developed by the SUSHIfish teams, CCMAR and NTUA, on WP5 and WP6 was presented in the European Aquaculture Society meeting (Aquaculture Europe 17) that took place on the 17-20th October in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
SUSHIfish and algae4a-b consortiums team up to stir innovation
20-21st of February 2018
Liliana Anjos and Deborah Power organized a workshop in Faro (Portugal) on the applications of biosensors to screen bioactive compounds in marine organisms, within the algae4a-b consortium. The SUSHIfish proteomic tools developed by the CCMAR team in WP5 was presented as an example of biosensor application to the Industry.
SUSHIfish joins the aquaculture industry in Setúbal, Portugal
5th May 2018
The CCMAR team went to Setúbal (Portugal) to participate in the XIV Seminar of the Portuguese aquaculture association that took place on the 5th of May. In this meeting the SUSHIfish project was presented to the Portuguese aquaculture sector stakeholders.
SUSHIfish 2nd annual meeting in Palavas let mots, Montpellier
16-17th May 2018
On the 16-17th of May the SUSHIfish 2nd annual meeting took place in Palavas let mots, Montpellier (France) at IFREMER facilities. The results of the second year and the planning for the third year was discussed.
Once more an exciting meeting full of new data and developments and hosted wonderfully by the IFREMER and INRA teams.
Thank you Marie Laure Begout for all the work and preparation to receive everyone and for the French cuisine experience!
SUSHIfish welcomes Rocío Piñera for training
1st of June 2018
The CCMAR SUSHIfish team welcomes Rocío Piñera, an ERASMUS student from the University of Murcia. Rocío will spend the next 3 months working on WP2.
SUSHIfish takes science to schools
5th of June 2018
On the 5th of June, the CCMAR team took science to a primary school. Children between 7-8 years old studying in the school EB1 Mãe Soberana in Loulé (Algarve) had the chance to learn how sea bass larvae are cultivated and to understand how larvae go through so many changes as they grow using a microscope.
SUSHIfish promotes genetics in sustainable aquaculture-SIBIC VII
12-16th of June 2018
On the 12-16th of June the SUSHIfish CCMAR team joined the SIBIC VII Congress of the Iberian Society for Ichthyology to organize a session promoting genetics in a sustainable aquaculture.
A presentation given by the organizer, Deborah Power, on the scope and objectives of the SUSHIfish introduced this collaborative project to the scientific community. In addition, three presentations focusing specifically on the results of WP1, WP2 and WP5 were also given by Rute Martins, Rita Costa, Liliana Anjos and Patrícia Pinto.
SUSHIfish research mobility: NTUA goes to CCMAR
22-25th July 2018
On the 22-25th of July Theofania Tsironi from NTUA went to CCMAR for training on omics techniques with Liliana Anjos.
SUSHIfish goes to AQUA 2018 meeting
25-29th August 2018
The IFREMER team participated in the AQUA2018 conference organized by the World Aquaculture Society that took place in Montpellier, France on the 25-29th of August. In this meeting Benjamin Geffroy and Bastien Sadoul presented the work developed in WP1 and WP2 by the IFREMER-INRA team.
SUSHIfish organizes workshop at the HydroMedit 2018
20th October 2018
The 3rd International Congress on Applied Ichthyology and Aquatic Environmet (HydroMediT 2018) is being hosted in Volos, Hellas (Greece) between the 8-11th of November. Drs Petros Taoukis and Theofania Tsironi, from the NTUA, organized an exciting workshop powered by SUSHIfish. In this workshop, Dr. Petros Taoukis will present an overview of the SUSHIfish collaborative project and Drs Benjamin Geffroy and Bastien Sadoul from the IFREMER, Drs. Rute Martins and Deborah Power from the CCMAR and Dr. Theofania Tsironi from the NTUA will present the advances of this collaborative project. Don’t miss the opportunity! Early Registration for the congress is still open until the 31st of October!
For registration and scientific programs: http://hydromedit.gr/