The 51st WEFTA Conference will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 16-20 October 2023

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Conference of the Western European Fish Technologists´ Association (WEFTA) is the central platform in Europe for institutions engaged in fish processing, applied food science, aquaculture, seafood technology, health effects of seafood consumption, and consumer studies. WEFTA aims at improving safety and quality of seafood in and from the European and other markets through research within this area. Research activities of the WEFTA institutes are coordinated to the benefit of research institutes, the fishery industry, consumers, stakeholders, and governments. The annual WEFTA conference is a valuable occasion for scientists, students, and the seafood industry to meet, present recent research achievements and share experiences. Besides, the conference constitutes an outstanding forum for discussions and networking.

WEFTA consists of 17 European universities and organisations within fisheries and aquaculture research in Europe (Belgium, Poland, Finland, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Türkiye).

The theme for this year’s conference is: Sustainable utilization of aquatic resources – changing the way we Seafood.

Through the following topics, the conference aims to broaden our knowledge and thus the way we Seafood. All aspects of fish technology, which lead to sustainable utilization of aquatic resources, can affect the way we Seafood.


The topics will be:

– Sustainable aquaculture and its link to seafood quality
– Micro-/macroalgae and its applications in food
– Side streams for food and non-food products to reach zero waste production
– Processing and quality of seafood
– Safety and authenticity
– Consumer attitudes, societal challenges, and seafood products

To find more information, to download the programme, and to register please visit

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