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Fishing in the dark: unravelling the global trade and traceability of the ‘snappers’

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Project "SNAPTRACE" data sheet

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Coordinator
THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD 

Organization address
address: THE CRESCENT 43
city: SALFORD
postcode: M5 4WT
website: www.salford.ac.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website https://www.marianilab.org/snaptrace
 Total cost 183˙454 €
 EC max contribution 183˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-07-04   to  2018-07-03

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1    THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD UK (SALFORD) coordinator 183˙454.00

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 Project objective

Despite the precarious state of the world’s marine ecosystems, it is now widely acknowledged that ‘where there is a sea, there are pirates’. Indeed, today’s alarming rates of illegal fishing and market fraud are of the most immediate threats to global fish stocks, creating unfair competition, impeding consumer choice and ultimately undermining efforts towards sustainable management. As such, it has become increasingly clear that seafood traceability is not a luxury; it is a true necessity in a world where growing human populations are placing immense pressure on the remaining oceanic resources. In the present application, a project is proposed that will significantly enhance our understanding of the intricacies of global seafood trade and pave the way forward for more transparent, traceable and sustainable seafood markets, using one of the world’s most highly-prized, yet misunderstood, groups of fishes as a model: the snappers, family Lutjanidae. In order to achieve this ambitious overarching goal, a multidisciplinary approach and state-of-the-art molecular techniques will be employed to systematically address the project’s three key objectives: 1) to use international trade data to unravel the drivers and dynamics of global snapper supply and demand; 2) to harness the power of DNA barcoding to evaluate the species sold as ‘snapper’ on world markets, and 3) to test the ability of cutting-edge genomic methods to trace premium snapper products back to their population / stock of origin. SNAPTRACE will be the foremost study to combine these core approaches in a truly global fashion, thus meeting the long standing demand for more pronounced interdisciplinary integration to tackle the complexities associated with the seafood supply chain. In its entirety, the outcomes of this project will prove both relevant and timely, initiating an evidence-based management of snapper resources, which at the moment remains extremely difficult to implement based on current insights.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
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2018 Donna-Mareè Cawthorn, Charles Baillie, Stefano Mariani
Generic names and mislabeling conceal high species diversity in global fisheries markets
published pages: e12573, ISSN: 1755-263X, DOI: 10.1111/conl.12573
Conservation Letters 2019-06-13
2017 Cawthorn, D.M. & Mariani, S.
What’s in a name? Unravelling the species diversity underpinning the global “snapper” trade (abstract)
published pages: 919-920, ISSN: 0831-2796, DOI:
Genome 60/11 2019-06-13
2017 Donna-Mareè Cawthorn, Stefano Mariani
Global trade statistics lack granularity to inform traceability and management of diverse and high-value fishes
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-12301-x
Scientific Reports 7/1 2019-06-13

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