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Fish-X: €6m Horizon Europe Project in 2022 to 2025

Key Information


Project TitleFish-X: Providing a European Fisheries Dataspace through a consultative approach 
Funding BodyHorizon Europe
Call NameHORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01
Total Project Budget€ 6,039,580
Total Grant Funding€ 4,545,488
Funding Contribution70% Grant
Number of Partners10
Number of Countries5 (Germany, France, Croatia, Portugal, Belgium)
Project Start DateJune 2022
Project End DateJune 2025


Project Summary

Developing a Fisheries DataSpace (Fish-X) and ‘Insight Platform – based on smart orchestrated architecture and open interoperable technology via Gaia-X – that will enable users to implement data to improve fishing methods, increase yields, protect endangered fisheries stocks and streamline MCS processes supporting the implementation of the CFP. 

The project will also be developing a series of industry and Fisheries agency to consultatively participate in developing and refining new technologies in light of the changes and review of CFP.

A shared vision

The consortium has a shared vision to produce a user-friendly, open, interoperable and integrated portal that improves on Google’s Global Fishing Watch project by utilising:

  • European Excellency: Knowledge in the Fishing Sector from world-leading organisations such as Sciaena and World Wildlife Foundation (project partners)
  • Novel and exiting infrastructure: Extensive monitoring of fishing activity across the globe based on existing infrastructure which will be complemented by cutting-edge technology (use cases). Project partner provides the link to MARISPACE-X, it being a lead partner in that funded project.
  • State-of-the-Art Intelligence: Advanced predictive models based on novel applications of big data, machine learning and AI-technology. To be developed and delivered by CLS, and OURZ.
  • Data Security and Sovereignty: Using European standards, servers and complying with EU regulations on the use of data.

    The project aim was to enable data-driven decisions, knowledge sharing, stakeholder education and positive impact on the journey towards a sustainable fisheries sector as laid out in the EU Green Deal: “European farmers and fishers are key to managing the transition [to a more sustainable food policy]. The Farm to Fork Strategy will strengthen their efforts to tackle climate change, protect the environment and preserve biodiversity.”

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