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General Information

ECsafeSEAFOOD will assess food safety issues related to priority contaminants present in seafood.

TITLE: Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and public perception
PROGRAMME: FP7, Cooperation, Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (KBBE)
INSTRUMENT: Combination of Collaborative projects and Coordination and Support Actions (CP-CSA)
TOTAL BUDGET: €5,089,558
DURATION: February 2013 – January 2017
COORDINATOR: Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), Portugal
CONSORTIUM: 18 partners from 10 countries

Seafood has been recognised as a high-quality, healthy and safe food type and is one of the most important food commodities consumed worldwide. However, seafood, like other types of food, can also be a source of harmful environmental contaminants with potential to impact on human health.

ECsafeSEAFOOD will assess food safety issues related to priority contaminants present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination (including those originating from harmful algal blooms and those associated with marine litter) and evaluate their impact on public health. ECsafeSEAFOOD will provide scientific evidence to serve as a basis for further development of common food safety, public health and environmental policies and measures, by seeking to establish a quantitative link between the contamination of the marine environment and that of seafood.


AquaTT role in this Project


Tanja leads the Dissemination and Communication work package (Work Package 7) for the ECsafeSEAFOOD project. This involves effectively communicating the project outputs to key stakeholders and the wider public in order to reduce the public health risks associated with seafood safety. She is also involved in Work Package 3 (Publishing Guidelines of Mitigation Measures).

Contact Tanja about ECsafeSEAFOOD

               Tanja Calis


Contact Information


Dr. António Marques



Ana Luísa Maulvault

Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere  (IPMA)



The ECsafeSEAFOOD project factsheet is available to download HERE.

If you would like to know more about this project, visit the official ECsafeSEAFOOD website:


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