The opening of the Fifth SEAFOODplus conference started 9:00 in the hall previously being a circus arena. It was an unusual setting for the participants, but presented an excellent arena also for the scientific presentations with a great stage and even a catwalk! The speakers used all opportunities for making their presentations exciting for the audience.
For the opening sessions representatives from the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Mogens Schou, and from the European Commission, Ciaran Mangan, presented welcoming addresses. The rector of the Technical University of Denmark, Lars Pallesen, expressed his enthusiasm for having DTU Aqua coordinating SEAFOODplus and considered this as a true international cooperation. Finally the SEAFOODplus Coordinator gave a brief overview of the projects involved and welcomed all participants to this fifth and last conference in the series of conferences staged by SEAFOODplus.