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Improving the utilisation and quality of low-value fish by processing

Objective

The aim is to improve the utilisation and quality of low-value fish by processing. Systematic and innovative studies by collaborating partners in Europe, Africa and Asia will address problems of over-fishing and lack of processing to improve food supply. Under-utilised fish species, two each in Ghana, Namibia, Kenya, India and Malaysia will be characterised and processed using a simple cost-effective extruder which will be designed in Europe and assembled in the developing countries. Extruded and dried products(infant foods, cereals and snacks) made from fish combined with other local crops will be assessed for nutritional and organoleptic quality. In addition, added-value products including fish isolate, fish oil and gelatine (from waste skin) will be extracted. Biochemical changes in the dried products and preservation using natural antioxidants form local crops, will be investigated to improve quality and food safety.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
Address

Guildford
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

AGROTECHNOLOGY AND FOOD INNOVATIONS BV
Netherlands
Address
Bornsesteeg 59
Postbus 17 Wageningen
FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Ghana
Address

Accra
 
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACAO DAS PESCAS E DO MAR
Portugal
Address
Avenida De Brasilia
1449-006 Lisboa
 
KENYA MARINE AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Kenya
Address
Cement Road
80001 Monbasa
 
UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES BANGALORE
India
Address
Kankanady
575002 Mangalore
 
UNIVERSITY OF NAMIBIA
Namibia
Address
Neudamn Campus, Private Bag 13301
Windhoek
 
UNIVERSITY TEKNOLOGI MARA
Malaysia
Address

40450 Shah Alam