Postharvest Handling & Storage
Our scientists are developing new methods for ensuring postharvest quality of seafood.
We are working on improved methods and new technologies for handling and storing seafood after harvest. Our designs are ensuring that products reach the market in the best possible condition and delivering increased value to the industry.
Technologies developed by Plant & Food Research include:
AirLift is a system designed for the storage and preservation of Greenshell™ mussels, is an example of one such technology. The lightweight system uses air and foam to create a transport and storage environment that protects the mussels from shell damage and enhances product quality by addressing the physiological needs of the shellfish meat.
We have also developed industry-oriented best practice guidelines for the postharvest treatment of several fish and shellfish species.