Sustainable Seafood and Nutrition Security (SSNS) is a curriculum development project co-funded by EU Erasmus+Programme to address the issue of sustainability of seafood production, supply and consumption through need-based higher education, and vocational training. The project is for 36 months starting from October 2017. It aims to build capacity of Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and strengthen linkages among institutions and individuals.
Project activities include inception workshop, identification of needs and gap analysis in existing aquaculture / fisheries curricula and development of new curricula for SSNS program. It also includes accreditation of curricula. Project outcomes and achievements will be disseminated organizing a symposium and made available online.
Sustainable Seafood & Nutrition Security (SSNS)
Co-funded by the
of the European Union
WP2 Development & Capacity Building
The aim of this WP is to use the outcomes of the WP1 to develop the new SSNS courses and MSc programme. The Asian partner universities are going through this process and choosing the subjects for developing/improving the current curricula to offer. The proposed course and/or the MSc programme should be a holistic and integrated approach to quality education and life-long learning on sustainable seafood nutrition security, covering aspects from production to processing and promotion of seafood. Curriculum Development for Sustainable Seafood and Nutrition Security / SSNS introduced among others the global issues affecting seafood production and trading, and promoted an understanding of the key factors affecting aquatic food production, post-harvest protocols, post-mortem metabolic events, chemical and especially microbial processes / that are key factors for food quality and safety. Quality assessment including sensory evaluation and shelf-life extension technologies was covered. The courses also covered key issues in seafood marketing such as the globally modern consumer concerns, trends wants and preferences, traceability systems, certifications, as well as the impact of governance and legislation on the global seafood sector. One of the main aims of the new or revised curricula / courses was to comprehensively follow the food chain from production through to consumer nutritional security health and welfare.
Deliverables of the Workpackage 2: