Post-harvest quality in farmed Lates calcarifer

Carton, Alexander G., and Jones, Ben (2014) Post-harvest quality in farmed Lates calcarifer. In: Jerry, Dean R., (ed.) Biology and Culture of Asian Seabass Lates Calcarifer. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, pp. 229-257.

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[Extract] This chapter focuses on some current challenges and opportunities regarding post-harvest quality in farmed Lates calcarifer. The post-harvest quality of farmed seabass is an area that has been largely overlooked and somewhat neglected. This is in direct contrast to many farmed temperate fish species where there has been and remains a concentrated focus on optimising post-harvest quality. This focus in temperate species stems from the recognition that consumer demand and confidence is directly linked to product quality and is consequently a key driver of increased production and producer returns. As with wild fisheries, aquaculture has traditionally focused on quality assurance (undertaking a series of planned and systematic actions that secure quality) and quality control (operational techniques and activities that are used to satisfy requirements for quality) measures (see Connell 1995). However, unlike capture fisheries, aquaculture provides an unique opportunity to manipulate, or actively control, the intrinsic qualities of the product prior to harvest, thus better meeting consumer preferences and expectations.

The focus of this chapter is to highlight the challenges and opportunities for improving post-harvest quality of farmed L. calcarifer. Due to a lack of research elsewhere, the chapter will primarily use challenges faced by the Australian barramundi industry as the illustrative example.

Item ID: 30794
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-4822-0807-8
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2014 03:30
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070401 Aquaculture @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830102 Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) @ 100%
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