Innovative stunning technology based on a natural anesthetizing agent in ice to improve animal welfare and extend shelf-life of farmed fish


Project Description

Traditional slaughtering processes exposes fish to substantial suffering over excessive periods of time. A pre-stunning phase is recommended, to rapidly cause loss of consciousness and sensibility without pain. However, most of the slaughtering procedures used nowadays do not involve any stunning phase. This results in reduced fish flesh quality and shorter shelf-life of fresh fish.

Cubiplaya has developed ICE2LAST, a solution that results in improved animal welfare, longer fresh fish shelf-life and greater fish flesh quality. ICE2LAST is based on the activity of natural substances, which are included into the ice used at slaughtering and all along the fish marketing chain.

In this Phase I, the project will entail the preparation of a feasibility study of ICE2LAST. This has been later completed with a Phase II, dedicated to the industrial scaling-up of ICE2LAST.

Project Details

  • Call: H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
  • Phase: Phase I
  • Grant Agreement: 736169
  • Company: CubiPlaya
  • Starting date: August 2016
  • Duration: 5 months
  • Link: Cordis