Børge Damsgård, NO, coordinator SEAFOODplus RTD area 5
Ole Torrissen, NO, member of SEAFOODplus External Advisory Board
In this session major results from the two projects within this RTD area were presented, and a contribution from an industry representative was given. Within BIOQUAL the physiological and genetic basis of important quality characteristics of farmed fish has been studied. Some of the studies have concerned cod, and genetic differentiation strongly suggests that cod populations are adapted to local environmental conditions. Among results from the ETHIQUAL project can be mentioned observations on feeding behaviour as a major indicator of adaptation potential and welfare. New tests have been exteneded to different strains of sea bass.