PESCAZUL is a project that seeks to promote an analysis of the Spanish fisheries and aquaculture value chain to identify critical points, implement innovative improvements and develop a blue growth strategy “from the sea to the table”. The objective of PESCAZUL focuses on aligning the Spanish fisheries sector with the objectives of Blue Growth, the SDGs and the European Green Pact.
This initiative is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) through the call “Blue Growth Spaces” which is included in the Recovery and Resilience Plan of the Government of Spain financed with Next Generation EU funds. The project, which has benefited the Spanish Technological Platform for Fisheries and Aquaculture (PTEPA) has partners from the fisheries and aquaculture sector, including BIOLAN, one of the technological participants. BIOLAN will make available to the project digitalised analytical solutions based on biosensorics that will allow obtaining key information for the analysis of the sector and to draw a strategy for decision making along the value chain of the fisheries sector.
The project is currently focused on the development of different case studies of fisheries and aquaculture that include all links in the value chain, from the fish market to the final marketer through transport. BIOLAN participates by providing innovative analysis techniques, such as the use of the BIOFISH 3000 SUL biosensor, a precise and simple equipment for the measurement of sulphite in crustaceans or the BIOFISH 3000 HIS biosensor, which allows the measurement of the freshness of fish by detecting the presence of histamine. In addition, BIOLAN makes use of a digitalised data collection through its BIOLANglobal platform, a digital service accessible from any connected device that allows intelligent monitoring of food quality and safety, reinforcing and facilitating the transmission of information to the various actors involved.