Currently there is no life cycle assessment (LCA) database for fish, shellfish and crustaceans
, but there is a need for such a database among food industry professionals. Also, we observe a growing demand for complete environmental analyses of products. Whereas initially the focus was on carbon footprints or other specific analyses, there is now much more interest in obtaining an understanding of the complete product life cycle for multiple environmental impact categories. This demand is a response to various developments, particularly to the changes in environmental legislation, certification scheme requirements and questions from investors and consumers.
To help meet this demand the Norwegian Seafood Federation
(Sjømat Norge) initiated the development of an LCA Seafood Database. This initiative is supported financially by The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund - FHF
. Blonk Consultants has teamed with RISE Agrifood and Bioscience
and Dalhousie University
to develop the LCA Seafood Database.