Nofima, the Norwegian organization, has announced its partnership in a new Centre for Research-based Innovation to promote value creation through more responsible and selective fishing. According to the Research Council of Norway there are seven new Centres of Research-based Innovation charged with enhancing innovation capabilities in Norwegian trade and industry and addressing key societal challenges.
The host is the Institute of Marine Research and Nofima is an R & D partner in the new centre, named the Centre for Research-based Innovation in Sustainable Fish Capture and Pre-processing Technology (CRISP). Nofima CEO Øyvind Fylling-Jensen said that this is an extremely gratifying Christmas present and shows clearly that the scientists associated with it maintain a high professional level.
He also explained that there was tough competition and the strongest possible quality criteria. The centre’s primary objective is to promote value creation. The centre will develop technology for application with fisheries using purse seines and trawl nets, which will ensure only fish that satisfy certain specifications, will be brought onboard. Consequently, this can reduce illegal dumping of fish. The promotion of more responsible and selective fisheries can achieve better fisheries resource management.