The General Assembly was informed about the progress of the project since the launching of SEAFOODplus on 1/1 2004. In addition to the initiation of research and new collaborations through arrangements of kick off meetings for the 6 RTD areas and 20 projects, the first months included the contractual paperwork and implementation of the management structure of the RTD and ITD areas.
Dissemination is important, so an overview was presented to the General Assembly, including e.g. the launching Conference for the press on 22 January 2004 in Brussels, presentation at the press event arranged by the European Commission 11-12 May 2004, and presentations at various conferences and exhibitions in Europe.
In order to organise and structure the work within SEAFOODplus various guidelines have been prepared specifically for the project, including, reporting, financial matters, dissemination, and activities within the ITD area.