Through this project, CCFI, with its collaborators, will undertake research to improve efficiencies and product quality in processing crab meat. Pilot-scale, high-pressure processing (HPP) will be undertaken at the Marine Institute. Research will be undertaken to develop technology for automated meat extraction after crab are treated using the HPP system.
Use of the HPP process will not only facilitate meat extraction but will also produce higher-quality, higher- value products with the additional benefit of having spoilage organisms killed during the process. Rural Newfoundland and Labrador's economy remains predominantly primary resource based. The fishery continues as the economic mainstay of many rural communities. The highly valued snow crab factors prominently in the future of the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery