IDAEA participates in the SEAFOOD Tomorrow project, whose results drive a sustainable future for the fishing industry
28 April 2021
The European SEAFOOD Tomorrow project, in which the Institute for Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC) has participated, has developed innovative solutions to address some of the most important problems of the fishing industry: sustainability, safety, quality, transparency and availability of food products of marine origin.
Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and recently finished, SEAFOOD Tomorrow is the result of a collaboration of more than 60 specialists from 35 organizations from all over Europe. IDAEA-CSIC has participated in evaluating the security of some of the aquaculture products developed in the project. Specifically, the team of the researcher Ethel Eljarrat from the Water, Environmental and Food Chemistry (ENFOCHEM) group analyzed the levels of two pollutant families: brominated flame retardants (polybrominated diphenyl ethers, PBDEs), whose presence in seafood had been described in a previous project; and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).