NEPTUNUS aims to pursue a new transnational clustering concept approach to review, examine and harness key eco-labelling and key enabling eco-innovations that add-value and cross-cut sea food-water-energy domains in order to address barriers and to strengthen these sectors regionally and across jurisdictions in the Atlantic region. A standardised clustering framework to define, evaluate and modify future strategies is necessary, in order to assess interacting governing forces and balance the nutritional, economic and energetic value of the seafood sector so as to shape and inform industry growth aligned and informed by consumer engagement.
This overall goal can be achieved by means of two specific objectives:
1) Introducing green economy strategies in the seafood sector to minimize environmental impacts, whereas incorporating competitive products into green markets promoting eco-labelling under a NEXUS approach.
2) Developing strategies and policies based on circular economy and cradle-to-cradle principles that deliver new products and working systems to the seafood sector.