Fourth edition of Science in the Citadel
AquaBioTech staff presented PROFIUS at the fourth edition of Science in the Citadel on the charming island of Gozo. The educational event, sponsored by the Cultural Heritage Directorate within the Ministry for Gozo, took place on May 14th. The event aims to promote education and public involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Many fish parts, such as head, skin, tail, fillet cut-offs, and the viscera, are not used. These parts are rich in proteins, enzymes, healthy fatty acids such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated ones, gelatine, and collagen. Stela and Natalie raised awareness on the issue of fishery side-streams management and explained, to children and adults, the challenges and opportunities related to utilization of tuna by-products.
The response of the public was very positive. People showed great interest in the topic and appreciated the scientists’ effort to make tuna and lumpfish farming more sustainable.