WP 4. Life cycle-oriented datasets and models.
Life cycle assessment will be applied to the seafood sector to quantify main inputs and outputs of the product system in a life cycle inventory (LCI) according to European Life cycle Database (ELCD).
WP 5. Life cycle Water-Energy-Food NEXUS.
A new approach to assess seafood lifecycle is proposed based on the nexus of water-energy-food systems. The definition of an integrated nexus-eco-label facilitates the decision-making process to stakeholders and allows the development of strategies based on the circular economy concept.
WP 6. Technical cycle strategies
Source reduction, recycling and reuse are the ways to implement practically the eco-design of packaging without sacrificing product safety. In this sense, the importance of applying a holistic approach to packaging eco-design clearly is considered as a source ofadded value for the Atlantic seafood food products.
WP 7. Biological cycle strategies
A circular economy approach must be managed from a holistic point of view, i.e. from natural resources consumption to waste management. In order to promote a seafood circular economy, significant efforts must be made to ensure the sustainable use of resources. It is necessary to link the potential high value use of residue streams with food safety.
WP 8. Threats and challenges
The main challenges of the fisheries in the Atlantic area are related to European circular economy transition, the adaptation to the climate change, and the growing threats of the marine debris.