The SEAFOODplus project is an advocate of eating more fish. Research by the mammoth 68-partner project, with teams from 14 EU Member States, plus Norway, Iceland and Canada, has backed up commonly held beliefs on the health benefits of eating seafood and this information is being used to encourage fish consumption. Findings on consumer attitudes to fish and seafood are facilitating this process, while results on production methods are improving the quality of fish and seafood.
The partners worked in fish farms, laboratories, processing facilities and hospitals and had significant breakthroughs. Results include the discovery of a previously unknown micro-organism that causes histamine poisoning, and new knowledge on how to avoid this illness in the future. The SEAFOODplus team has also carried out new analyses of epidemiological data, finding new evidence of positive effects on postnatal depression.READ MORE