The Fourth SEAFOODplus Conference

Bilbao 04-06-07 to 08-06-07

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SEAFOODplus invites industry representatives, scientists and policy makers to attend

The Fourth Open Conference
 'Seafood in a changing world'

4-6 June 2007
Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao, Spain

There will be simultaneous translation English – Spanish during the Conference
There will be posters displayed during the Conference


For further information contact:
Coordinator Torger Børresen
phone: +45 45 25 25 77

Secretariat manager Jette Donovan Jensen
phone: +45 45 25 25 75

Local organiser: Begoña Pérez-Villarreal


phone: +34 94 6029400


Workshops, registration and welcome reception
Monday 4 June 2007

Two workshops arranged by the SEAFOODplus members will take place during the day.

16:00 - 18:30  Registration for the Conference at Palacio Euskalduna

18:30 - 19:30  Guided boat trip at Ria de Bilbao
                      Meeting point in front of the Palacia Euskalduna

19:30 – 22:30  Reception at ‘Museo Maritimo Ria Bilbao’



Programme for the SEAFOODplus Conference - Tuesday 5 June 2007

8:00 Registration – continued 


Session 1:  Nutrition, gastronomy and consumer research in seafood

Moderator Torger Børresen


9:00  Opening and welcome speeches
Basque Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Spain 
Christian Patermann, DG Research, Belgium
Torger Børresen, SEAFOODplus coordinator, Danish Institute for Fisheries Research


9:30 Food in early life: communicating about food and health
Monique Raats, University of Surrey, United Kingdom


9:50  Seafood diet and weight management in young Europeans with overweight and obesity problems
Alfredo Martínez, University of Navarra, Spain


10:10  Seafood consumption at school: an overview
Isabel Hernández, General Secretary of FROM, Spain


10:30 Discussion


10:45 Coffee break with posters


11:10 Health beliefs as drivers for seafood consumption
Zuzanna Pieniak and Wim Verbeke, University of Gent, Belgium


11:30 Functional food development based on restructured fish and dietary fibres
Mercedes Careche, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain and Angulas Aguinaga, Spain


11:50 Trends in new fish products development

Juanjo de la Cerda, Grupo Pescanova, Spain 


12:10 Discussion


12:30 New EU regulation on nutrition and health claims - what does it mean for seafood?
Gertjan Schaafsma, Wageningen University, The Netherlands


12:50 Innovative gastronomy from seafood
Andoni Luis Aduriz, Restaurante Mugaritz, Spain


13:30 Lunch


Session 2: New seafood supply from aquaculture and the need for traceability
Moderators Erling Larsen and Allan Bremner


15:00 Trends in the European aquaculture products supply: status for new aquaculture species
Javier Arán Echabe, Grupo Empresarial Isidro de la Cal, Spain


15:20 Traceability and logistics for imported fish to EU
Ricardo González, VIA, Spain and José Mª Navajas, DECOEXA, Spain


15:40 Validation tools for fish species identification
Miguel Angel Pardo, AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain


16:00 Model for SME cooperation - utilisation of chain traceability
Marco Frederiksen, Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Denmark


16:20 The TraceFood Framework - Good Traceability Practise
Jostein Storøy, SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, Norway


16:40 Discussion


17:00 Adjourn


Conference Banquet

18:00  Busses will depart from Hotel NH Villa de Bilbao

19:00  Visit to the old whaling boat 'Aita Guria' in Bermeo

20:30  Gala Dinner at restaurant Basseri Maitea in Forua

23:30  Busses return to Hotel NH Villa de Bilbao


Programme for the SEAFOODplus Conference - Wednesday 6 June 2007

Session 3:  Seafood Safety - Controlling microbial risks
Moderators Bill Doré and Steve Otwell


9:00  Balancing risk and benefits in seafood consumption: the USA perspective
Steve Otwell, University of Florida, USA


9.20  Pulsed light as novel decontamination technology for the fish sector
Iñigo Martínez de Marañón, AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain


9.40  Histamine and biogenic amines in seafood – new developments and consumer exposure
Paw Dalgaard and Jette Emborg, Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Denmark


10:00 Discussion


10.15  Standardised real-time RT-PCR assay for Norovirus and Hepatitis A virus detection
Albert Bosch, University of Barcelona, Spain


10.35  Virus contamination in shellfisheries: controlling the risk?
Monique Pommepuy, Ifremer, France


10:55 Vibrio an important human pathogen – new detection methods
Luciana Croci, Italian National Institute of Health, Italy


11:15 Discussion


11:30 Coffee break with posters


Session 4: Sustainable and ethical aquaculture production
Moderators Børge Damsgård and Ole Torrissen 


11.50  Aquaculture from an animal welfare perspective
Ole Torrissen, Institute of Marine Research, Norway


12.10 Hormones regulating growth and fattiness in salmon - research towards sustainable feeding in aquaculture
Elisabeth Jönsson and Thrandur Bjornsson, Göteborg University, Sweden

12.30 European protocols for sustainability in aquaculture
Alistair Lane, European Aquaculture Society, Belgium

12:50 Discussion


13.05 The ETHICOD project - testing ethical cod in a full value chain approach
Hilde Toften and Børge Damsgård, Fiskeriforskning, Norway


13.25  Do consumers like unstressed farmed cod better than stressed cod?
Rian Schelvis and Adriaan  Kole, IMARES, The Netherland, Kolbrun Sveinsdottir and Emilia Martinsdottir, MATIS, Iceland


13.55  The role of ethical concern on evaluation of farmed cod  
Pirjo Honkanen and  Svein Ottar Olsen, Fiskeriforskning, Norway


14:15 Presentation of certificates to the new Associates of SEAFOODplus

          Award for best presentation to be announced

          Summary of the fourth SEAFOODplus Open Conference 
Torger Børresen, Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Denmark


14:30 Lunch  


Session 5: Initiatives for industry integration in research & innovation


Opportunities for SMEs of the seafood sector in FP7
Fernando Trabada Crende, EC - DG Research - Unit 'Research and SMEs'


Demonstration projects coming from SEAFOODplus and related innovation actions

Begoña Pérez-Villarreal, AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain

The way to success through research and innovation from an industrial experience
Javier Cañada, Angulas Aguinaga, Spain


Round table discussion and discussion with the participation of representatives of fish sector associations, seafood industrial and research and innovation centres

Possibilities of meetings between the speakers and the participants, providing a previous
request has been submitted prior to the meeting aimed at providing specific assistance in:
• Technological and R&D needs
• Checking a project idea for its suitability for EU programs
• Technology transfer


18:00 Adjourn


Parallel Session:  SEAFOODplus General Assembly 16:00 – 18:00 for SEAFOODplus partners only