On 26-29 May 2015, the ParaFishControl consortium convened in the beautiful Benicàssim, Castelló de la Plana in Spain for the project’s Kick-Off Meeting. The meeting started with a session of the Executive Committee (Work Package leaders), followed the next morning by the official welcome of meeting participants by project coordinator Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla (CSIC) and Prof. Enrique Playán-Jubillar (coordinator of Agricultural Sciences, CSIC). An introductory talk by EC project officer Germán Valcárel was followed by a presentation of the main objectives of ParaFishControl. Presentations and productive discussions concerning the eight work packages of ParaFishControl were carried out during the meeting. The project’s participants were also brought closer together in productive exchanges and discussions during social coffee breaks and dinners. The Kick-Off Meeting was organised by CSIC and IT.