POLFISH 2017 - Cup of the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation for the NMFRI
The NMFRI participated in the 14th International Fair of Seafood Processing and Products POLFISH, presenting a prototype machine for mechanical descaling of freshwater fish. The machine has been awarded the Cup of the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation for the most interesting product presented during the fair. The authors of the awarded innovation are Dr.Eng. Mariusz Kosmowski and Prof.Eng. Andrzej Dowgiałło.
Our stand showed scientific projects implemented at the Institute, including projects aimed at finding practical solutions addressed to the fishing industry. The Institute is an active partner for science and business in terms of environmental impact assessment, spatial planning, rendering service for entrepreneurs of the fishing industry and cooperation within various marine projects. During the POLFISH fair we presented an offer on these fields. In addition, the NMFRI Gdynia Aquarium was present at the fair.
170 exhibitors from 15 countries participated in POLFISH.
There were also interesting events during the fair, including a one-day forum aimed at enabling Polish producers of fish and potential investors to become familiar with innovative technologies used in Norwegian aquaculture. “Blue Growth” – the European Commission project for the Baltic Sea region identifies aquaculture as one of the most promising sectors of local economies in terms of growth and employment potential. Poland will receive significant contribution from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in the aquaculture sector of over 200 million EUR.
In addition, an international seminar organized by the MSC Poland took place. 2017 is a special year for the MSC and all partners, as the organization celebrates the 20th anniversary of its activity in the world and the ten-year presence in Poland. Hence, the topics were largely based on the analysis of the MSC certification history, but also plans for the coming years were presented. The standards and terms of certification were also discussed.