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On April 5, the CETMAR Foundation will hold an one-day workshop to display a demonstration of  the iObserver system, a technology that allows automatic identification  and quantification  of the total biomass caught without interfering with the daily activities of fishermen. The iObserver system, developed within the Life iSEAS project as an innovative solution for the management of discards, will improve the quality and […]

DG MARE visits the Valorization Pilot Plant of iSEAS project

The Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Union – DG MARE visited on November 27, 2017 our plant for the valorization of fishing discards located in the Port of Marín (Galicia, Spain) As part of its results, the partners of Life iSEAS project presented the solutions that are being developed related […]

MARTEC2018: Final Conference of LIFE Iseas Project

LIFE iSEAS partners are starting to organize the final conference of the project, to be held in Vigo, Spain, from May 2 to 4, 2018. This will be an International Conference on advances in marine technologies applied to discard mitigation and management MARTEC2018, which will include both the scientific and fishing sector. Scientific works will […]

Performance tuning of the iObserver system for the automatic identification and quantification of on-board catches

One of the main objectives of the LIFE iSEAS project is the development and tuning of the iObserver system, a set of vision technologies able to identify and quantify on board fish catches. This system is installed in the fishing hold (on the conveyor belt / sorting area) of different oceanographic and fishing vessels to […]

Demonstration day on new ways of valuing fish discards

On 20 June 2017, the Port Authority of Marín and Ría de Pontevedra will host a demonstration day in the framework of the iSEAS project. Its purpose is the presentation of the pilot plant aimed at integral processing and valuing of fish discards as raw material for the elaboration of products for human consumption. The […]

Valorization of fish discards in the plant of the Port of Marín

The pilot plant for the valorisation of fishing discards is installed in the Port of Marín. The iSEAS project continues to carry out tests to obtain products with high added value, such as fish muscle blocks. More information (in Spanish): Faro de Vigo

iObserver system testing for the automatic identification and quantification of the fishery on board

One of the main objectives of the Life iSEAS project is the development and testing of the iObserver system. It is a set of vision technologies used for the identification and quantification of fish on board. This system is installed in the fish processing area (conveyor belt /sorting zone) of different vessels, both oceanographic and […]

Fishermen are concerned about the management of discards

  From 2015 until the present year, the University of Santiago de Compostela has conducted 11 interviews with skippers and shipowners to compare their vision two years after the enforcement of regulation on discards. Their main concern is the increase of time in the handling and management of the discards on board. More information is […]