The Second SEAFOODplus Conference

Granville, 03-10-05 to 05-10-05

General information


The Second Open SEAFOODplus Conference was held 5 October 2005 in Granville, France, in the modern Conference Center  'Archipel'


The programme was industry oriented revealing the latest innovative SEAFOODplus research results of highest relevance to the industry. Simultaneous translation in English/French was provided. 



An award for the best presentation was given to Wim Verbeke, Ghent University, during the gala dinner at Mont-Saint-Michel. The award jury consisted of Jörg Oehlenschlaeger, FRCNF, Germany, Benhan Thomas, Eurofish, Denmark and Ellinor Helland, BioMar, Norway.


 Health Sea International Symposium 

Immediately following the SEAFOODplus conference this symposium was held at the same venue 6-7 October 2005. Just as the SEAFOODplus conference is oriented toward the industry, the Health Sea International Symposium (HSIS) is also directed toward the industry and several industry representatives are on the list of speakers. Read the brochure describing the symposium by clicking here. For further information please click the link above.  


Gala Dinner at Mont-Saint-Michel

On the evening of 5 October a special excursion to Mont-Saint-Michel was arranged jointly for SEAFOODplus and HSIS participants. It included a visit to the castle and afterwards a gala dinner.


 Brokerage event (Business Convention) 
The Health Sea International Symposium arranged a special programme of brokerage events targeted towards industry.


Meetings 3-4 October
The SEAFOODplus partners met for project and Pillar meetings on 3 and 4 October 2005.

The meetings took place at two venues: (1) the City Hall 'Bazeilles' and at (2) the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. For a map click here.


A cocktail reception to welcome the participants to Granville was kindly hosted by  Manche Expansion on Monday 3 October at the City Hall 'Bazeilles'.


The annual meeting of the External Advisory Board and the General Assembly was held Tuesday 4 October 2005 at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

 Granville is a lovely, charming, picturesque, old fishing town on the Normandy coast, positioned on a rock with a view to Mont Saint-Michel. It is the biggest shell-fish port in Europe, the biggest fish port on the Normandy coast, with 10 meters it has the highest tide in Europe and is famous for its scallops and welchs. It is also a fashionable seaside resort and popular holiday destination all year round, especially for the Parisians.