Project number: 1983-046
Project Status:
Budget expenditure: $0.00
Organisation: CSIRO Geelong Waurn Ponds
Project start/end date: 27 Jun 1987 - 29 Jun 1987


1. To maintain high quality by correct freezing procedures,
2. To understand the characteristic properties of the trawl fish of South-east Australia and of the North-west Shelf

Final report

Author: Dr. June Olley and Mr. H. Allan Bremner
Final Report • 3.72 MB


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.

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