Side stream biomass of marine origin constitutes an important value-added resource in the EU fisheries and aquaculture industry; in Norwegian one as well, where most of it is utilised in animal feeds. Although in the EU the volumes of fish discards amount to over 5.2 million tons per year, there is a potential for increasing the utilization rate of this nutritious resource. This Unit presents information on the production of fisheries and aquaculture side stream biomasses in Europe and particularly Norway, their chemical characteristics, and exploitation opportunities. Special attention is paid to the sensory properties of the marine nutritional supplements and the methods for their sensory characterisation.
• Katerina Kousoulaki, Tone Aspevik, Lars Thoresen. Åge Oterhals (NOFIMA)
• Zouhir el Marsni (Seagarden)