Atlantic Cod Head Deskinner Prototype Design and Development


7% of the whole, gut-in cod fish weight is skin. 55% of the skin weight is located on the head and lips of the cod.

Cod skins are the best source of the collagen on the entire planet. Yet, we lose more than half the available collagen per cod fish because there isn't a way to easily remove the skin (de-skin) the fish head.

3F has some ideas on how to approach and a strategic partnership with Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. Looking for an engineering oriented student with an interest in solving environmental and circular economy challenges to help prototype a head deskinning tool and production process.

Lead Organization 
Partner Organization 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Industry Sectors 
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Start date 
21 Jun 2020
End date 
31 Oct 2020