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SEAFOODplus workshop and roundtable at opening conference a success

November 13. 2002

The workshop arranged by SEAFOODplus as one of the Particpants' Forum during the opening conference of the 6th Framework Programme in Brussels 11-13nd of November was a success.



The room reserved for the event was too small to hold all the people being interested, but regardless of space problems an engaged and enthusiastic audience contributed to make it a forum for good discussion. At the opening Liam Breslin from DG Research pointed out the importance of the seafood part of the work programme, and underlined important conditions to be taken into consideration for researchers interested in participating.

All speakers announced in the program delivered interesting overviews of their respective fields and proposed a set of research priorities that was discussed. Further, each of the panel members delivered short presentations of topics for discussion before the roundtable session.


The reporters, Joop Luten and Jörg Oehlenschläger, drafted the consensus statements that were delivered during the concluding part of the workshop. Torger Børresen introduced and moderated the workshop and roundtable discussion.


Below the presentations,  Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

1. Introducing the SEAFOODplus concept  450kb

Professor Torger Børresen, Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Lyngby, Denmark


2. Health benefits of seafoods and seafood-derived products - Research priorities  200kb

Professor Gertjan Schaafsma, TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute, Zeist. Holland

3. Consumers and seafood - research priorities  60kb

Associate Professor Karen Brunsø, MAPP Centre, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus, Denmark

4. Seafood products - quality and convenience  1400kb

Senior Scientist, Dr. Mercedes Careche, Instituto del Frio, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid, Spain

5. Seafood safety - the microbial aspect  100kb

Senior Scientist, Dr. Francoise Leroi, IFREMER, Nantes, France


6. Aquaculture for European consumers - research priorities

Professor Rosa Flos, Departament d'Enginyeria Agroalimentària i Biotecnologia, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain


7. Round table discussion:

Moderator: Torger Børresen

Introductions by:


7.1 Future Markets, future business  80kb

Prof. Peter Richmond, EPM Assoc. IE

7.2 Food allergy  300kb

Dr. Jean-Louis Guéant, Univ. Nancy


7.3 Prof. Lynn Frewer, Univ. Wageningen

7.4 Structured Lipids  45kb

Dr. Charlotte Jacobsen, DIFRES

7.5 Lipid Nutrition  180kb

Dr. Anne Marie Minihane, Univ. Reading

7.6 Wim van Eijk, NeVeVi, SME, NL


8. Drafting consensus statements of research priorities from the workshop  250kb


Dr. Joop Luten, Netherlands Institute for Fisheries Research, IJmuiden, The Netherlands

Professor Dr. Jörg Oehlenschläger, Federeal Research Centre for Fisheries, Hamburg, Germany


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