One of the objectives of the Conserval project was to analyse the relevance and impact of the canning sector in Galicia and Northern Portugal. The Association of Canned Fish Manufacturers of Portugal (ANICP) and the National Association of Canned Fish and Seafood Manufacturers (Anfaco-Cecopesca), based in Galicia, were in charge of this action. Interviews were
What type of effluents are generated from the processed seafood sector in the Galicia – Northern Portugal region?
The wastewater generated in the canning process has two specific characteristics compared to wastewater generated in other food sectors, which are: A great variability of flows and organic load, depending on the processes being carried out and the more or less seasonal operation of many factories. The high salt content of some discharges, especially regarding
The importance of the sector in the Euroregion is supported by both economic data and the number of jobs that have been generated Importance of the sector in Spain, with Galicia as the main player Spain remains the leading producer in the EU and the second largest producer worldwide. In addition, it is the largest
What are the by-products from the processed seafood sector in the Galicia – Northern Portugal region like?
A by-product is any non-main product obtained in a certain production process, which may constitute a raw material for another industry, from which a main product is obtained. This is the case of by-products from the processed seafood sector, which are mainly raw materials in the fishmeal and fish oil industry. Animal by-products are known
The CONSERVAL project proposes a circular economy model for the canning industry of Galicia and Northern Portugal. On November 18, 2020, the Portuguese National Association of Canned Fish Industries (ANICP), member of the consortium, organised an online workshop in which the project milestones were presented, as well as other initiatives that also link innovation and