ECsafeSEAFOOD Seminar: Environmental Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Seafood: are Producers, Processors, and Consumers on the Safe Side?

When: 30-31 May 2016

Where:  Frøya, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

This seminar has been arranged by Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Blue Competence Center, and Frøya VGS in the framework of the ECsafeSEAFOOD project.

Aim:The main objective of this seminar is to increase awareness within the aquaculture industry of the impacts of emerging chemical contaminants in seafood safety. The seminar will include the role of diet, xenobiotic contaminants, algal biotoxins, environmental factors, climate change, microplastics and other factors on the safety of different types of seafood. Public attitudes and consumer health effects will be discussed, as well as possible industry and policy responses, taking into account the development of mitigation strategies. The seminar will particularly target industry, students at Master’s level, and food safety authorities. Excursions will be arranged each day to appropriate industries. These will be announced later, as will the titles of the presentations from industry (processing and farming) and policymakers/food safety authorities.

Location: The island of Frøya is situated in the Trondheim fjord on the North Sea and is rich in seafood production (20% of the national production of farmed salmon) and processing sites. Through the Blue Competence Center and the facilities/activities at the local high school (Frøya VGS), it is a popular meeting ground for academia, a rich variety of seafood industries, and food authorities. Some of the experiments within the ECsafeSEAFOOD project have been performed at the VGS. From Trondheim airport, Frøya is a short bus drive downtown and a boat ride of approximately two hours, or a four-hour drive directly from the airport. The schedule is planned to fit arrival by the early boat from Trondheim, an excursion and lunch. The Frøya hotel is situated a couple of minutes from the conference hall.


The seminar will be free of charge, however, a fee to cover travel expenses and food might be charged for some of the field trips. Registration is mandatory.

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To register or for more information, please contact Eliann Egaas (

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