Courses & Units

Seafood Handling and Processing KSM604


This unit gives students a sound understanding of seafood processing and handling methods. Students will learn wet processing methods, high and low temperature preservation techniques, sashimi handling, MAP, Sous Vide as well as new and traditional preservation methods including smoking, salting, canning, drying and low pH. In addition the methods and techniques associated with the storage and transportation of live crustaceans, bivalve molluscs and finfish will be explained and demonstrated.


Unit name Seafood Handling and Processing
Unit code KSM604
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture|Oceans and Cryosphere

Teaching staff

David Milne, Mike Williams

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates of this unit will be able to: Explain and demonstrate food preservation methods and their application to food
  2. Explain how low temperatures are used in food preservation
  3. Apply processing methods to develop hygienic, safe shelf stable products
  4. Implement appropriate protocols for hygiene and sanitation in a food processing facility
  5. Explain and apply the methods and techniques associated with the storage and transportation of live crustaceans and finfish



Band Field of Education
2 019905

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Teaching Pattern

2 hr lecture weekly and 3 hr practical weekly


Laboratory report 15%, Individual presentations 15%, Essay 20%, Field trip report 10% and Exam 40%

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