Project leader is Mr. Erling Larsen, DTU Aqua. He is also in project 6.3 and coordinator of RTD Activity 6. He holds a position of senior advisor. He has experience both as administrator of research and development funds and from other food sectors. He has been working with quality related issues in the fish sector and has coordinated the development of a software production system and traceability projects. He has been a management team member of the CA, -FQLM and the EU Tracefish project QLK-2000-00164.



Key persons in METHODS:

Dr Jostein Storøy, SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, is also the project leader of project 6.2 He has worked with fish chain logistics for about 15 years. He has managed more than 20 Nordic and European research projects funded by the Norwegian Research council, the Nordic Council of Ministers and EU. In his research he has been working closely together with the industry, the fishing sector as such, transporters and European retailers. Storøy led the development of a Norwegian standard for labelling of fish pallets and boxes. Lately Dr. Storøy has been involved in the TraceFish-project, where he was member of the steering group, and was responsible for the development of the CEN standard for traceability in the farmed fish chain. These standards are a major condition for integration in the fish supply chain.

Dr Petter Olsen, senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture. He has worked within the field of traceability since 1986 and in the fish industry since 1993. He initiated and co-ordinated two of the first international projects focusing on this issue; one on Nordic level and the TraceFish project on European level. The main deliverable from TraceFish was a set of European standards (CEN-CWA 14659/14660) where voluntary industry agreement for what traceability data should be recorded in each link in the fish industry is set down. Petter Olsen serves as an adviser to the EU, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Industrial Fund on this subject.

Dr Begoña Pérez-Villarreal, AZTI, is also project leader of project 6.3. She is Director of Business of AZTI-Food Research Division. She has been involved in projects related to the development of systems for the capture, transmission and management of the data in the meat GESCAR©, wine ILUSBACO© and fish sectors EKOIZ© and in the development of quality assessment methods and analytical tools to be applied through the traceability chains in different food sectors. She has been a management team member of the CA-FQLM and the EU Tracefish project.  

Alberto González de Zárate, is also in project 6.3. He is project leader in AZTI, has been the project leader of more than 50 national and international projects dealing with food hygiene, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points), Quality Assurance (ISO 9000), continuous education to farmers and fishermen, quality and denomination of origin labelling and implementation of traceability in different food sectors (meat and fish). <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />