5 papers have been published from this work. The FIRTA travel funds enabled the microbiologist and the engineer employed with FIRTA money to accompany the permanent staff of TFRU to a joint CSIRO-DSIR workshop on seafood technology from the 7-11th April. The workshop was held in Nelson and included industry visits.
The work has focused particularly on fresh seafoods due to a marked swing back to a preference for unfrozen products by the general public. However, in the main, products for export must be frozen and a comprehensive study has therefore been undertaken on the effects of freezing seafood products in the commercial fiberboard packages in which they are ultimately shipped.