Wim Verbeke from Ghent University, Belgium, received the prestigious award for being the best speaker at the second SEAFOODplus Conference 5 October 2005, for his research on consumer needs and interest in traceability of seafood.
An award jury was established to select the best presentation at the second open SEAFOODplus Conference 5 October 2005. It consisted of three members:
Jörg Oehlenschläger Coordinator of Dissemination in SEAFOODplus, Federal Research Centre for Nutrition and Food in Hamburg, Benhan Thomas Editor of the EUROFISH Magazine, and Ellinor Helland, BioMar Group, Norway. The jury members carefully followed all presentations and were the only people in the audience who could not go out and have a short break in between.