Redclaw from harvest to market: a manual of handling procedures

Jones, Clive M., and Grady, Jo-Anne (2000) Redclaw from harvest to market: a manual of handling procedures. Information Series, Q199083 . Department of Primary Industries Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Optimizing the quality of redclaw crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) for the market is dependent on many factors throughout the production chain. Poor farming or handling practices at any time from juvenile production through to harvesting of market size stock may be reflected in poor quality product or high levels of mortality during live transport. Optimizing product quality during post-harvest processes cannot therefore be isolated from farming methods and quality assurance procedures should begin at the initial stages of production. The converse is also true, and post-harvest procedures should ensure that harvested stock is maintained at high quality until it reaches its market destination and the consumer. It is important that producers, wholesalers and buyers of live redclaw acknowledge that specialized handling techniques are necessary and that a range of alternative products for processed redclaw may have equal or better market opportunity. Procedures are recommended for holding stock, grading and purging, treatment of unattractive product, flavour enhancement, transport methods for live redclaw and processing of killed redclaw.

Item ID: 31603
Item Type: Book (Reference)
ISBN: 978-0-7345-0069-4
ISSN: 0727-6273
Keywords: redclaw, Cherax quadricarinatus, harvest, aquaculture
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 01:47
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 > 830101 Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns) @ 100%
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