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Partner Management Structure

Fifteen project partners are spread across five Atlantic Area member states. The partners reflect both industry groups, national state agencies and research organisations and are representative of the distribution of activity across the Atlantic Area; UK, Ireland and France dominate the catching sector while France, Spain and Portugal are major players in the buying and distribution chains across Europe.

Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO), the Shellfish Association of Great Britain (SAGB), the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) and the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) in Ireland and the UK have been involved at a catching sector level in an ad hoc group for a number of years (UK & ROI Transnational Crab Group) which convened to deal with resource management issues and market challenges.  They have also engaged with Comité National des Pêches Maritimes et des Elevages Marins (CNPMEM) on an informal basis. The experience of these members is viewed as a strong driver that will benefit the network and perpetuate the knowledge transfer and transnational relationships beyond the funding period. 

The Lead Partner, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) (Irish Sea Fisheries Development Board) is a state development agency which brings extensive experience through its role in implementing the national inshore shellfish management framework and in day to day interaction with industry. Seafish, also a state fisheries development agency, brings a similar background and skill-set to the project   and has a particular strength in the economic sphere which will make a crucial contribution to the project.

The Marine Institute (MI), the Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER) and the Centre for Environmental, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) the national scientific stock assessment agencies in Ireland, the UK and France, have considerable track record in brown crab research and will bring their combined skills to the fishery management aspect of the project.

Centro Tecnológico del Mar (CETMAR) in Spain and Instituto Portuguese do Mar e Atmosfera (IPMA) in Portugal will bring strong technical backgrounds to both the financial analysis of the supply chain  and innovations to the route to market. FranceAgrimer, Bord Bia and Seafood Scotland are national and regional marketing agencies and together provide the requisite experience and expertise in market development and promotional campaigns.

ACRUNET Partners

Click on the partner names on the map below to view the details of the ACRUNET contact person for each organisation, or click on the website urls to visit the partners' websites.

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