During the 1974 banana prawn season in the Gulf of Carpentaria, the incidence of a condition termed "white spot" was of concern to prawn processors in that area
Project Status:
Completed
Organisation: CSIRO Geelong Waurn Ponds
Project start/end date: 28 Dec 1976 - 31 Dec 1976
Contact:
FRDC
TAGS
Quality
Innovation
Consumer

Objectives

1. Determine what causes appearance of white discoloration (known as "white spot") on the shell of prawns
2. what effect this discoloration has on the eating quality of prawns.
3. Devise methods of overcoming the problem.