The UAVR team of the project Cephs and Chefs joined the 3rd Edition of Octopus Week in Quarteira (Algarve, Portugal). During 4 days, the organization and some of the restaurants associated to the event were interviewed, as well as stakeholders involved on the value chain associated with the octopus trap fishery of Fuzeta. The Octopus Seminar was held on the 14th of September, an initiative of the AEQV – Association of Entrepreneurs of Quarteira and Vilamoura and the Armalgarve Octopus Association. During the seminar, the Cephs and Chefs project was promoted and its objectives presented. Among the participants of the seminar were also present entities linked to the fishing sector of the octopus, research organizations (some partners of the Cephs and Chefs) and members of the Government of Portugal. In the discussion were addressed issues such as the octopus production in aquaculture, as well as, the ecological and socio-economic sustainability.
The project INTERREG Cephs and Chefs will be present at the 3rd edition of the “Octopus Week” to be held at Quarteira, from the 7th to the 16th of September. This event will include a visual art exhibition, gastronomic tasting in restaurants and a conference. The gastronomic exhibition of octopus recipes (traditional and new) will occur in 31 restaurants distributed across Quarteira and Vilamoura. The Cephs and Chefs team will be interviewing the owners of the restaurants in order to understand the reason for their participation in the “Octopus Week” and the acceptance rate of the octopus recipes by the consumers. Additionally, the INTERREG Cephs and Chefs project will be presented at the conference, on the 14th of September, where the aims, actions and the partners involved in the project will be revealed to a multi-target audience.
The second CEPHS & CHEFS coordination meeting was held on July 5 and 6, at the headquarters of the Porto de Vigo Fishermen’s Cooperative (ARVI), and the VIGO SEAFEST gastronomic festival. This meeting of co-ordination will discuss some of the tasks carried out at the time of future initiatives. Foram apresentados os avanços nas different tarefas of projeto that, for além da adaptação das receitas tradicionais, included avaliação das cadeias of value no comércio destas espécies, a criação de novos produtos of different countries and to integrated avaliação of the fishing sector.
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The project Cephs & Chefs was presented during the closing session of the 10th edition of Octopus Gastronomic Fortnight in Lourinhã (Portugal). This participation was disseminated on the website of the Town Hall of Lourinhã.
The INTERREG project “Cephs and Chefs”, funded by European funds, aims to create new markets and add value to cephalopods (octopus, squid and cuttlefish) as well as to evaluate these resources in different regions of the “Atlantic Area” Portugal, France, the United Kingdom and Ireland) and to support transnational cooperation between these regions. The University of Aveiro (UA) is one of the partners. The project launch meeting took place last December 2017 in Galway, Ireland.
Link (portuguese): https://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?c=54376
Funded by the EU Atlantic Area programme, Cephs & Chefs aims to promote sharing expertise concerning cephalopod species – octopus and calamari – and cuttlefish caught in UK waters and consumed in Spain and Portugal.