Science Supporting Policy for the Safety of European Seafood

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Science Supporting Policy for the Safety of European Seafood

January 21, 2016

Results from the project can inform policy makers about the need for and requirements of seafood regulatory and monitoring programmes for these contaminants of emerging concern.

The aim of this workshop is to gain better insights into actions and steps that ECsafeSEAFOOD can take considering the project results on non-regulated contaminants of emerging concern for the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) – Descriptor 9 (Contaminants in fish and seafood for human consumption) and Descriptor 10 (Marine litter).

This event is targeted towards EC and other policy and decision makers involved in MSFD

will consist of presentations and break out sessions, thereby enabling fruitful discussions and exchanges. Participation will be limited to ensure optimal networking and exchange between participants.

Expected output of the workshop:

Gain insight into the steps and actions ECsafeSEAFOOD should take to allow ECsafeSEAFOOD’s results to be used for the implementation of MSFD and any other relevant policy

Strengthen the role of science in supporting safe seafood policy and establish robust communication channels between science and relevant policy makers

Confirmed speakers include:

Marta Iglesias – DG RTD, Marine Resources Unit

Georg Hanke and Victoria Tornero – Joint Research Centre (JRC)

António Marques – Instituto Portugues do Mar e Atmosfera (IPMA), ECsafeSEAFOOD coordinator

Isabelle Sioen/Silke Jacobs – University of Ghent

Johan Robbens – The Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research

Alice Tediosi – Aeiforia

Lolita Vilavert – Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)

Venue: OPERA Research, Delegation of the Lombardia Region (3rd floor), Place du Champs de Mars, 2 – 1050 Brussels, Belgium

To register, please contact Alice Tediosi (


January 21, 2016
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