West European Fish Technologists Association is nowadays an important platform in Europe for institutes engaged in fish and food science and technology. In the period roughly between 1925 to 1955, the Governments of several maritime countries all over the world established public institutes that were wholly or mainly concerned with carrying out research and giving information and advice on the topics of fish technology.
The principal motivation behind these initiatives was to provide technical assistance to those parts of the fish industries that handled processed and marketed fish and fishery products. At the end of the sixties the plan was raised to assemble meetings between national fish technology institutes for the reason of discussing matters of common interest which were drawn from their entire activities.
In 1970 the initiative was taken to bring together youthful scientists from the various fish technology institutes to discuss research activities of common interest. The West European Fish Technologists Association (WEFTA) was born.Read More»