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.
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.
Introduction to Seafood Quality and Safety; Seafood Handling and Processing; General Microbiology; Seafood Quality Control and Assessment.
An investigation into the use of Solar and mechanical drying to add value to the southern scallop Pecten fumatus
Australian Maritime College
Australian Maritime College
National Food Safety Auditor (NFSA)
Fisheries, Microbiology, Seafood handling, Seafood processing, Seafood quality, Seafood safety
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.
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.
- 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
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.
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)
- 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)
Journal Article(2 outputs)
|2018||Westlake 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]|
Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors: Rawlinson N
|2013||Jatmiko 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]|
Co-authors: Haddy J
Conference Publication(2 outputs)
|2016||Chinnappa 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]|
Co-authors: Ngwenya E; Rawlinson N
|2016||Chinnappa 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]|
Co-authors: Ngwenya E; Rawlinson NJF
Contract Report, Consultant's Report(1 outputs)
|2013||Mills 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]|
Co-authors: Kow F
Grants & Funding
Number of grants
- Australian Maritime College ($3,000)
- Grant-Institutional Grant Scheme
- Administered By
- University of Tasmania
- Research Team
- Williams MI