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Scientific news about the fishing sector, fish and their parasites, 2014-08-15

Anisakis: prevention is the key

The parasite is infective only if certain cautionary rules are not followed.


9th ISFP website, 2014-08-13

9th International Symposium on Fish Parasites

From 31st August to 4th September 2015 it will be held in Valencia (Spain) the 9th International Symposium on Fish Parasites. 

This is a prestigious scientific event which scientific programme will include all of the various disciplines and research fields of fish parasitology, with a special reference to the “New Challenges in Fish Parasitology” facing us in the coming years. In the form of Sessions, Workshops and International Collaborative Forums, the conference will include sessions related to the following general issues:

  • Parasite diversity and development of techniques for taxonomic and phylogenetic analyses.
  • Biology of parasites and host-parasite interactions.
  • Parasites as pathogens in aquaculture and wild ecosystems.
  • Use of parasites as bioindicators of ecosystems and fish stocks.
  • Impact of global changes and human activities on fish and their parasites in different earth regions.

Several of the PARASITE project partners will be there presenting their recent researches.


EUFIC, 2014-08-12

Is social media a potential resource for communicating food risk information? (EN)

Research from the EU-funded FoodRisC project into the most effective methods to communicate food risks and safety, has revealed the value of complimenting the use of traditional communication channels with social media. This study, carried out by researchers from across Europe, assessed whether European consumers already familiar with social media use it to seek information on food-related risks. Results show that risk information can be provided on social media alongside other information resources, but that it should not be considered as a substitute.


El Mundo, 2014-08-11

Anisakis, a hidden parasite in fish

Anisakiasis is the main parasitic infection caused by fish and Anisakis is one of the main allergens in people older than 45. 


EFSA, 2014-07-18

Scientific Opinion on health benefits of seafood (fish and shellfish) consumption in relation to health risks associated with exposure to methylmerc

Following a request from the European Commission to address the risks and benefits as regards fish/seafood  consumption related to relevant beneficial substances (e.g. nutrients such as n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids) and the contaminant methylmercury, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver a Scientific Opinion on health benefits of seafood consumption in relation to health risks associated with exposure to methylmercury.