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Mike Williams

Lecturer- Seafood Quality and Safety

Room 329 , Science building

+61 3 6324 3894 (phone)

M.Williams@utas.edu.au

Biography

Before joining IMAS, Mike worked for the Australian Maritime College where he was involved in undergraduate teaching for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Fisheries) degree. During this time he also worked on external training programs for fishermen, international capacity development projects involving ASEAN member countries, and Vocational Education and Training for seafood businesses within Tasmania.

General Responsibilities

Mike Williams is a member of the teaching team at the Fisheries and Aquaculture centre, IMAS Launceston. Mike is a seafood technologist who is interested in increasing the quality and safety of the seafood we eat. He has been involved in seafood related education and training in both the vocational and higher education sectors for 17 years. With a love of the ocean, Mike also has dive and coxswain qualifications which allow  him to participate in a range of field activities within IMAS.

Teaching Responsibilities

Introduction to Seafood Quality and Safety; Seafood Handling and Processing; General Microbiology; Seafood Quality Control and Assessment.

Publications

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Career summary

Qualifications

M.App.Sc

An investigation into the use of Solar and mechanical drying to add value to the southern scallop Pecten fumatus

Australian Maritime College

Australia

2007

Grad.cert.App.Sc

(Fisheries)

 

Australian Maritime College

Australia

1998

B.App.Sc

 

Deakin University

Australia

1993

National Food Safety Auditor (NFSA)

 

RABQSA

Australia

2008

Teaching

Fisheries, Microbiology, Seafood handling, Seafood processing, Seafood quality, Seafood safety

Teaching expertise

Mike joined the Australian Maritime College in 1998. Since then he has been involved in seafood related education and training in both the vocational and higher education sectors.

Currently, Mike teaches into 5 units covering seafood processing and handling, seafood quality and safety, general microbiology, fishing industry and operations, and field research techniques for aquatic ecosystems.

Teaching responsibility

Currently, Mike is the co-ordinator for the units Introduction to Seafood Processing and Handling (JFA113) and General Microbiology (JFA214). He also teaches components of Fishing Industry and Operations (JFA104), Seafood Safety and Quality Control (JFA216) and Field Research Techniques for Aquatic  Ecosystems.

www.utas.edu.au/units/JFA113

www.utas.edu.au/units/JFA104

www.utas.edu.au/units/JFA214

www.utas.edu.au/units/JFA216www.utas.edu.au/units/JFA219

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Expertise

  • Development of value added products from Jack Mackeral (Trachurus declivis).
  • Application of solar and mechanical drying techniques to seafood processing.
  • Shelf-life extension of Australian seafood using chlorine dioxide, ozone and modified atmosphere packaging.
  • Development and evaluation of an optimum method to extend the chilled shelf-life of the Southern scallop (Pecten fumatus).
  • The use of activated sodium chlorite (ASC) as a pre-packaging sanitiser for seafood.
  • Microbial source tracking using PhPlate systems

Research Themes

Mike's research aligns to the University's research themes of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime and  Environment, Resources and Sustainability. His work focuses on improving outcomes for producers of marine products through increased product shelf-life and reduced wastage, while increasing consumer safety.

Current projects

A Survey of Faecal Sources within the Tamar Estuary Catchment using the PhPlate system

Fields of Research

  • Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment (300502)
  • Food packaging, preservation and processing (300604)
  • Aquaculture (300501)
  • Post-harvest fisheries technologies (incl. transportation) (300506)
  • Bacteriology (310701)

Research Objectives

  • Fisheries - wild caught (100399)
  • Marine biodiversity (180504)
  • Fisheries - aquaculture (100299)
  • Aquaculture oysters (100204)
  • Processed fish and seafood products (241310)
  • Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna) (100202)
  • Unprocessed or minimally processed fish (100605)

Publications

Total publications

5

Journal Article

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Westlake EL, Williams M, Rawlinson N, 'Behavioural responses of draughtboard sharks (Cephaloscyllium laticeps) to rare earth magnets: implications for shark bycatch management within the Tasmanian southern rock lobster fishery', Fisheries Research, 200 pp. 84-92. ISSN 0165-7836 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2018.01.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Rawlinson N

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2013Jatmiko I, Haddy J, Williams M, 'Comparison of age estimates from various hard parts for redfin perch, Perca fluviatilis, in Tasmania', Indonesian Fisheries Research Journal, 19, (1) pp. 47-54. ISSN 0853-8980 (2013) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Haddy J

Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Chinnappa E, Hansen W, Maynard D, Ngwenya E, Rahman MA, et al., 'The effect of magnets on the behaviour of draughtboards sharks (Cephaloscyllium laticeps)', ASFB-OCS Joint Conference Abstract Book, 04-07 September, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. abstract 217. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ngwenya E; Rawlinson N

2016Chinnappa E, Hansen W, Maynard D, Ngwenya E, Rahman MA, et al., 'The effect of magnets on the behaviour of draughtboards sharks (Cephaloscyllium laticeps)', ASFB-OCS Joint Conference Abstract Book, 04-07 September, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 76. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ngwenya E; Rawlinson NJF

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Mills A, Williams MI, Kow F, 'Identifying Likely Sources of Faecal Contamination in the Rubicon Catchment of Tasmania - Microbial Source Tracking', Department of Health and Human Services (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Kow F

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$3,000

Projects

Development and Evaluation of an Optimum Method to Extend the Chilled Shelf-Life of the Southern Scallop (Pecten fumatus) (2008)$3,000
Funding
Australian Maritime College ($3,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Grant Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Williams MI
Year
2008