Automated System for Extraction of Crab Meat

Lay Summary 

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

Departments 
Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation
Funding 
ACOA-AIF
Communities 
St. John's
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
Crab Fishery
Fish Processing
Processing, Secondary
Quality control
Industry Sectors 
Food Manufacturing
Scientific Research and Development Services
Start date 
1 Jan 2011