1. Nofima Marked (Norway), www.nofima.no
Nofima (Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research) is the newly formed fusion of all Norwegian food research institutes and covers all food sectors and links in the value chain. Nofima Marked carries out R&D work related to economics, marketing, logistics, rationalisation and traceability of any food products.
2. MATÍS (Iceland), www.matis.is
MATÍS – Food Research, Innovation & Safety, is an Icelandic food research company which was founded in late 2006 following the merger of three, former public food research institutes. Matis specialised fields include traceability, processing technology, biotechnology, chemical and physical properties of food, quality and safety of aquatic and marine catches, feed technology for aquaculture and environmental research.
3. Wageningen University (The Nederlands), www.wur.nl
Wageningen University (WU) is one of the most important international universities with study programmes and research in the field of healthy food and the living environment. Research is strongly focussed on actual social themes, such as climate change, unhealthy lifestyles, the continued pressure on natural habitats, and the well-being of animals.
4. The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology AB (Sweden), www.sik.se
The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology AB (SIK) is a private, non-profit, industrial research institute. SIK is a fully owned subsidiary of SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut). The purpose of the Institute is to strengthen the competitiveness of its member companies.
5. The federation of Icelandic fishing vessel owners (Iceland), www.liu.is
Landssamband Íslenskra Útvegsmanna (LIU) was founded in 1939 with the purpose to represent all Icelandic fishing vessel owners in one unified organisation in order to safeguard their mutual interests. The main functions of LIU are to speak on behalf of fishing vessel owners, promote progressive developments within the field of fisheries, negotiate salaries and catch premiums with the trade unions and to look out for the economic, financial, legal, technical and social interests of fishing vessel owners.
6. Federation of Icelandic fish processing plants (Iceland), www.sf.is
The Federation of Icelandic Fish processing plans (Samtök Fiskvinnslustöðva) was founded in 1975 with the purpose to merge into one federation all companies in Icelandengaged in the production and/or selling of marine products and safeguard their interests. Members of SF come from all branches of the Icelandic seafood sector as producers of fresh, quick frozen, salted and dried seafood, coldwater prawns and other shellfish, fishmeal and -oil, and marketing companies for seafood products.
7. The Norwegian fishermen’s sales organisation (Norway), www.rafisklaget.no
Norges Raafisklag represents all fishermen landing in Northern Norway. By law all first hand fish trade in Norwaymust go through the respective sales organization, and there are similar, but smaller, organizations for fishermen landing further south in Norway.
8. KRAV Ekonomisk förening (Sweden), www.krav.se
KRAV is the best known Swedish ecolabel, authorized by the Swedish National Board of Agriculture and the Swedish National Food Administration to carry out inspection of organic production inSweden. KRAV certify a range of products including crops, livestock, apiculture, wild harvests, textiles, mushrooms, aquaculture and wild fisheries.
9. Grimsby Fish Merchants Association (England), www.grimsbyfma.com
The Grimsby Fish Merchants Association (GFMA) was founded in 1911 initially to look after the interests of fish merchants in Grimsby. One of the primary roles of the GFMA is working with various partners within the industry to develop a focused and cohesive industry; which is essential when lobbying.
10. Sæmark Seafood Ltd. (Iceland), www.saemark.is
Sæmark-sjávarafurðir ehf. is a sales agent that oversees sales and marketing of fresh and frozen cod and haddock products from Iceland. Their primary associates are six small and medium sized fishing and fish processing companies that collectively process over 20.000 tons of whitefish a year.
11. Hermes AS (Norway), www.hermes-as.no
Hermes AS is a company with one vessel, the freezertrawler M/Tr “Hermes”. The vessel fishes all year round and produces approximately 5000 metric tons of whitefish and shrimps a year, all caught in the cold and clear waters of the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the Barents Sea as well as the fishing grounds around Spitsbergen.
12. Feldt´s Fisk & Skaldjur AB (Sweden), www.feldts.se
Feldts Fisk & Skaldjur AB is a leading supplier of all types of seafood products to the Swedish food service sector. Feldts buys seafood products from all over the world. In addition, they source raw material on Norwegian seafood auctions that they send to China for processing.
13. Atlantic Fresh Ltd. (UK), www.atlanticfresh.co.uk
Atlantic Fresh Ltd is a sales agent that oversees majority of whitefish supplies to auction markets in Hull and Grimsby. Their main function is to act as an agent between the catching sector, the auction markets and the processors i.e. by taking care of most of the paperwork, distributing supplies, communicating information, ensuring that payments are honoured, insuring that product quality is up to standard, reporting to authorities on quantity and value etc.