Project 6.3 VALIDATION

Seafood traceability to ensure consumer confidence: VALIDATION


7. AZTI, Spain; 1. National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua), Denmark; 6. SINTEF, Norway; 2. Norwegian Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NIFA), Norway; 3. Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), France;  73. Royal Greenland Seafood A/S (RG), Denmark; 78. ALBACORA S.A. (ALBACORA), Spain; 79. Gestión Empresarial Alavesa, S.A. (GEASA), a SME, Spain.


The objectives of the project are:

- To validate the traceability systems developed and implemented in different fish production chains across Europe. 

- To validate the traceability data coming from the chains testing different tools, such as authenticity methods and other specially adapted tools and methods for the validation process.


The research within the project is described in two major blocks of activities


Read about this and the other projects in RTD Pillar 6 Seafood traceability to ensure consumer confidence in the Eurofish magazine article


Seafood traceability to ensure consumer confidence 

Major research achievements

The major research achievements are described in the following subpages for each project year:


2004            2005           2006          2007        2008 


Reports available for download in the SEAFOODplus Publication Series:

SEAFOODplus report 6.3.6 Iciar Martinez, 

Report on techniques applicable to verify various traceability information, 72 pages, 2005. ISBN  978-87-7075-000-4

Download report 6.3.6


SEAFOODplus report 6.3.8 Iciar Martinez, Evaluation of the profile of lipids as a tool to discriminate wild from farmed fish, 52 pages, 2006. ISBN 978-87-7075-001-1

Download report 6.3.8


Coordinator ITD pillar 3,

projectleader VALIDATION 

dr. Begoña Pérez-Villarreal

AZTI, Spain