Project Details


The goal of the project ‘Fish Footprint’ was to identify key challenges related to the assessment of the climate impact (Carbon footprint) of Danish Fisheries by means of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The project focused on the catch stage in the life cycle of fish-based products.

The project has explored various LCA methodological approaches, the significance of assumptions, the availability of data, and in part the communication challenges that may exist in calculations of the climate impact from Danish fisheries. Ultimately, the results of the project can contribute to the future opportunities to work purposefully and documentably to reduce the climate impact of Danish fisheries, where this is possible and appropriate. The project's insights will also be relevant in the context of the development of consumer-oriented environmental and climate labels or campaigns.

In the project, there has been a particular focus on investigating the possibilities and limitations of making assessments of climate impact based on data that is continuously and systematically collected at national level for (approximately) the entire fisheries sector. Such an approach could potentially make it manageable to produce uniform assessments covering the whole fishery sector on an ongoing basis, as models and data processing procedures could thus be applied uniformly and efficiently across the sector.

The project is funded by the Fiskeafgiftsfond 2020-2021, and output and activities from the project are made available on an ongoing basis via this page.
Effective start/end date01/08/202031/12/2021

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


  • life cycle assessment
  • carbon footprint
  • Climate impact
  • Fisheries
  • Fisheries Sustainability
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • industrial ecology
  • workshop
  • interviews


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