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Welcome to Atlantic Area first Newsflash!

September 2012

As new Chairman of the Managing Authority I have great pleasure in addressing the first issue of Newsflash, our new information newsletter. It will be published every two months to bring you useful information on projects and to show the most significant remarks on the life of the programme. You will find here summarised information for a quick glance but also more in depth analyses on the issues tackled. The chosen format is a flexible one, allowing to evolve according to the arising needs. I am particularly sensitive about the communication of projects and achievements of the programme, as I think it is fundamental to show tangible results and to demonstrate how this transnational programme contributes to concretely strengthening the economic and social cohesion of the Atlantic Area.

The first Newsflash deals with Marine Economy, a key sector for the Atlantic Area. Five new projects will be funded in this area following a decision of the Programme Monitoring Committee. This is a clear contribution of the programme to a sector most able to promote sustainable economic development. In the context of the economic crisis, it was essential to show how European Transnational Cooperation can play a role on what matters for the “Growth and Jobs” strategy, within the Atlantic Area.

Carlos Neves

Chairman of the Management Authority

FOCUS ON 5 new projects in support of Marine Economy

Priority 1.2: Enhance competitiveness and innovation capacities in maritime economy niches of excellence





LABELFISH - IMPROVE SEAFOOD TRACEABEALITY

Nobody will deny the importance of knowing the quality of the seafood we eat and where it comes from!

LABELFISH will precisely work on the issue to the benefit of the consumer and SMEs. It will set up a network for the development of a common strategy and the use of harmonised analytical techniques for the control of genetic traceability and labelling of seafood products.

    Do you know what food traceability is?
    Benefits for the cooperation area
    Results
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ACRUNET


ACRUNET - FOSTERING THE BROWN CRAB INDUSTRY

Many of us appreciate eating brown crab, few of us know that this industry is experiencing fierce external competition and a decreasing demand, European transnational cooperation will help secure the economic and social viability and sustainability of the European brown crab industry.

    The importance of crab industry in the Atlantic Area
    Issues faced by the industry and cooperation
    Results
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GEPETO

GEPETO - BUILDING THE ECONOMIC FUTURE OF FISHING

Fishing, a key sector of the maritime economy is in crisis. GEPETO will seek to bring a very concrete contribution to the sector by setting a long term management of fisheries across the Atlantic Area. The approach will look at resources management but also at the socio-economic management of fisheries, including profitability and competitiveness of businesses, to build a new sustainable model and redesign the economic future of fishing in the European Atlantic Area.

    Fishing in the Atlantic Area – the importance of cooperation
    Results
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MARNET

MARNET - DEVELOPING MARINE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DATA

Supporting the development of the Marine sector in the Atlantic Area it is vital. For this purpose MARNET will analyse and valorise the marine resources available through the establishment of a marine socio-economic network that will create and collate comparable marine socio-economic data. This specific sectorial data will foster marine socio-economic development initiatives along the Atlantic Area.

    The importance of marine socio-economic data
    Results
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HARVEST


HARVEST ATLANTIC - TO ENHANCE MARITIME ECONOMY AND RESOURCES

The ambition is to Increase competitiveness and innovation capacities in 4 subsectors of the maritime economy: Biotech & Nutraceutical; RDT+ I in Navigation & gliding technologies, Fishing Industry, and Green Maritime Energy. This will be done through the identification and exchange of good practices and sustainable solutions based on innovation, diversification and marketing for the maritime economy and resources.

    Importance of the maritime activities in the Atlantic Area
    Methodology and key results
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