PrimeFish Canada

Lay Summary 

About PrimeFish Canada


The PrimeFish Canada project was a 5-year initiative (April 2015-March 2020) undertaken by Memorial University’s Fisheries and Marine Institute through its Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development. PrimeFish Canada was conducted in collaboration with the European Union’s Horizon 2020 PrimeFish project. The combined efforts of PrimeFish (EU) and PrimeFish Canada involved a 16-member consortium of European, Asian and North American partners with the intention of leveraging a deep pool of resources to address challenges related to global seafood markets.


The goal of PrimeFish Canada was to participate in the development of an innovative market oriented prediction toolbox (PrimeDSS) which would enhance the Canadian seafood industry’s understanding of the competiveness of the European seafood market. Throughout the project, five specific European seafood supply chains (cod, herring, trout, seabass, seabream, salmon and pangasius), and four Canadian seafood supply chains (cod, herring, salmon and mussels), were studied and analyzed.




The PrimeDSS software tool was the main deliverable of the project. However, several deliverables and documents were produced during the development of the PrimeDSS. The deliverables and documents that we consider to be of greatest value to the Canadian seafood industry have been compiled into an online resource library for our Canadian participants and stakeholders.


Learn more about this project on the PrimeFish website.


Adapted from

Marine Institute Campus
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Canadian Centre For Fisheries Innovation (CCFI)
Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries and Land Resources (FLR)
Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (TCII)
Newfoundland and Labrador
Seafood Fishery
Supply chain
Industry Sectors 
Fishing, Hunting and Trapping
Food Services and Drinking Places
Start date 
1 Apr 2015
End date 
31 Mar 2020
Lead Organization 
Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Partner Organization 
Agriculture and Argi-Food Canada
Barry Group Inc.
Cooke Aquaculture
Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association
Association of Seafood Producers
Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme
Ocean Choice International