Susanna Airaksinen, RKTL, Finland is the contact person in Finland. She holds a PhD in animal physiology and works as a researcher at Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute ( www.rktl.fi). She has expertise in fish stress physiology and end product quality. Projects are run in collaboration with the industry and other research institutes. She is Finnish national representative in WEFTA (West European Fish Technologists Association, www.wefta.org).