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The consortium is comprised of industrial and academic experts in the design and development of commercial trawl gear. The project is coordinated by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Aqua, who collaborates with SINTEF Ocean, Hampiðjan, and the National Research Council – Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Biotechnologies (CNR-IRBIM) in Italy. RightFish receives transnational funding from the BlueBio ERA-NET Cofund (Horizon 2020 Project no 817992) and the Research Council of Norway.

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DTU Aqua

DTU Aqua is a part of the Danish Technical University, and conducts research, provides advice, educates at university level, and contributes to innovation in sustainable exploitation and management of aquatic resources.

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SINTEF Ocean is based in Trondheim, Norway, and conducts research and innovation related to ocean space for national and international industries, focusing on environmental technology, with one of the world’s leading professional environments in marine environmental technology.

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CNR is the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities. Its mission is to perform research in its own Institutes, to promote innovation and competitiveness of the national industrial system, to promote the internationalisation of the national research system, to provide technologies and solutions to emerging public and private needs, to advice Government and other public bodies, and to contribute to the qualification of human resources. 

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Hampiðjan is based in Reykjavik on Iceland, and has become the world leader in producing developing and servicing quality fishing gear for trawlers and purse seiners. Over the last three decades, they have extended their market lead to the offshore and oil industry by developing new ground-breaking products and innovative solutions.