Phase 1 of PRINCE produced a case study on capture fisheries. This study developed new environmental extensions for MRIO modeling that nuance available wild fish production data by factoring in important variables such as: life history characteristics of the species caught; species vulnerability; the region in which they are caught; and method of catch. The resulting indicators capture not just direct consumption of fish products, but also embedded pressures – for example, discarded bycatch and fish-based feed fed to animals
Phase 2 of PRINCE will produce a detailed articulation of the potential next steps for research linked to fisheries impacts (aquaculture and marine). This will include a basis update to the fisheries extension to incorporate aquaculture data from FAO. A scoping analysis of the potential to extend both capture and aquaculture datasets to improve their ability to incorporate environmental impact assessment (including elements such as stock status, regionally and species-specific discards, and other environmental externalities of production) will also be provided.