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UNITED KINGDOM


Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland, Aquatic Systems Group

Address:

Newforge Lane, Belfast BT9 5PX

Tel.:

44-1232-255.236

Fax:

44-1232-382.244



Head of Organization

Head, Dr S.I. Heaney

Type of Organization

Research Institute; Government Dept.

Responsible Authority

Department of Agriculture (NI) - UK Government



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 10

Others: 14

Working Languages:

English



Major Fields of Interest:



Species:

Finfish; Crustaceans; Molluscs.


Others:

Fishery Resources; Stock Assessment; Oceanography; Fishery Biology; Management Information; Marine Pollution.



Present Programmes:

Fish Stock Assessment and Management; Restoration of Freshwater Fisheries; Biological Oceanography and Fisheries and Multispecies Modelling.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Chemistry; Biology.


Others:

Library; Research Vessel.

Leatherhead Food Research Association

Address:

Randalls Road, Leatherhead KT22 7RY

Tel.:

44-372-376.761

Fax:

44-372-386.228

E-mail:

lwoods@lfra.co.uk

Telex:

929 846



Head of Organization

Director, Dr Mark Kierstan

Type of Organization

Research Institute

Responsible Authority

Membership/Funding Body for Individual Contract



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 20

Others: 5

Working Languages:

English



Major Fields of Interest:



Development:

New Packaging; Preservation; Lactic Acid Bacteria.


Quality:

Fish Inspection; Fish Quality Control/Assurance.


Others:

Biochemistry; Consultation; Agar/Alginate/Carrageenin; Chitin/Chitosan; Fish Oils; Protein Functionality; Shelf life.



Present Programmes:

Packaging; Microbiology; Smoked Fish.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Processing; Engineering; Microbiology; Chemistry.


Others:

Pilot Plant; Cold Storage; Test Kitchen; Sensory Analysis; Library; Packaging; Smoking.

Loughborough University of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering

Address:

Ashby Rd., Loughborough LEII 3TU

Tel.:

44-1509-222.517

Fax:

44-1509-223.923

E-mail:

g.m.hall@lboro.ac.uk



Head of Organization

Dr George Michael Hall, Senior Lecturer

Type of Organization

Univ. Dept./Higher Educ.

Responsible Authority

Head of Department of Chemical Engineering



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 3

Others: 1

Working Languages:

English; French; Malay



Major Fields of Interest:



Processing:

Lactic Acid Fermentation; Fish Meal; Fish Waste Recovery, Crustacean Waste Utilization; Chitin/Chitosan; Fish Silage


Species:

Algae; Penaeid; Nethrops.


Development:

Crustacean Protein Hydrolysates; Aquaculture Feeds; New and Traditional Processes; Filtration Processes for Fish Processing; Wastewater Recovery.


Others:

Biochemistry; Product Recovery.



Present Programmes:

GEC "FAR" Programme; Lactic Acid Fermentation for Preservation of Fish and Fish Products.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Chemistry; Processing; Engineering; Biochemistry; Microbiology.


Others:

Pilot Plant; Library; Machine Shop.

Natural Resources Institute

Address:

Medway University Campus, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB

Tel.:

44-1634-880088

Fax:

44-1634-880066/77

E-mail:

B.F.Blake@greenwich.ac.uk

Website:

http://www.nri.org



Head of Organization

Director, Professor John Perfect

Type of Organization

University Institute

Responsible Authority

University of Greenwich



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 8 (specialising in fisheries and aquatic resources) plus food safety specialists, marketing economists, social scientists and support staff

Working Languages:

English



Major Fields of Interest:



Handling:

Onboard; Onshore; Chilling; Icing; Ice box production and design Depuration.;


Processing:

Drying; Salting/Drying; Fermentation; Smoking; Freezing.


Development:

Traditional and New Fish Products; Traditional and New Processes; Traditional and New Equipment. Market development; factory design; small and medium enterprise development and training


Quality:

Fish Inspection; Quality Control; Fish Quality Control/Assurance. Import/Export requirements; HACCP; ISO 9000.


Others:

Post-Harvest Strategic Research; Biochemistry; Statistics; Economics; Consultation; Training; Extension; Management Information. Participatory development of Coastal Communities. Participatory Rural Appraisal; Coastal Area Management; Coastal Resources; Fishery Resources; Fishery Biology; Integrated development of coastal areas; watershed management;



Present Programmes:

Wide Range of DFID, Multilateral Work and contract work. Support unit for International Fisheries and Aquatic Research, Post Harvest Fish loss assessment methodologies, Fish licensing agreements, TRAINFISH Network Institution.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Chemistry; Microbiology; Quality Control


Others:

Fish Handling room; Library; Small Scale Ice making and Smokers; limited pilot scale facilities; training and lecture rooms


Training Programmes tailored to particular needs - for example:





Title

Frequency

Duration

Language

Handling and Quality of Fish in the Tropics

on demand

up to 3 months

English

Food Safety and HACCP

on demand

variable

English

Sea Fish Industry Authority, Seafish Technology

Address:

Seafish House, St. Andrew's Quay, Hull, N. Humberside HU3 4QE

Tel.:

(44)-1482-327.837

Fax:

(44)-1482-223.310

E-mail:

J-Dorset@Seafish.demon.co.UK

Telex:

597 261



Head of Organization

Technical Director, Mr. John Edward Tumilty

Type of Organization

Public Research Institute

Responsible Authority

Seafish Board and MAFF



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 30

Others: 14

Working Languages:

English



Major Fields of Interest:



Handling:

Onboard; Onshore; Depuration; Transportation; Purification; Bulk Handling and Storage; Live Fish Transport/Storage/Holding.


Processing:

Smoking; Freezing; Minced Products; Fishmeal; Chilling.


Species:

Finfish (Demersal and Pelagic); Crustaceans; Molluscs; Cephalopods.


Development:

New Fish Products; Traditional and New Processes; Traditional and New Packaging; Traditional and New Equipment; Fish Waste Utilization; Shelf life.


Quality:

Fish Inspection; Quality Control; Fish Quality Control/Assurance.


Others:

Nutrition; Statistics; Economics; Consultation; Training; Fishery Resources; Management Information; Fishing Technology; Fish Culture; Marine Pollution; Fishing Gear and Methods: Selectivity, Conservation, Impact of Towed and Static Gear.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Processing; Engineering; Quality Control.


Others:

Ice Making Plant; Cold Storage; Test Kitchen; Taste Panel Room; Library; Machine Shop; Flume Tank.



Serial Publications:

Seafish Technical Reports; Trade Press

Sea Fish Industry Authority, Seafish Training and Standards

Address:

Seafish House, St Andrew's Dock, Hull, East Yorkshire HU3 4QE



Head of Organization

Training Director, Mr Kenneth D. Waind

Type of Organization

National and Standard Training Organization

Responsible Authority

Seafish Board, MAFF and Department for Education and Employment



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 15

Others: 4

Working Languages:

English



Major Fields of Interest:



Handling:

Safety Training; Catching Techniques; Fish Handling.


Processing:

Hygiene Training; Processing Skills; Quality.


Development:

Occupational Standards and Vocational Qualifications, Training Programmes and Materials, Open Learning and Careers Literature for Fish Catching, Processing, Retailing and Frying; Training Programmes and Training Materials for Fish Catching, Processing, Retailing and Frying; Small Boat Safety and Fishing Gear Technology.


Others:

Hygiene Training, Customer Care and Fish Preparation; Training in Industry through a National Network of Group Training Associations.



Working Facilities:

Fisheries Training Centre; Multimedia Computing; Desk Top Publishing.



Serial Publications:

Open Learning Modules; Training Manuals; Training Videos

The University of Hull Institute of Food Health Quality

Address:

Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX

Tel/Fax:

44-1482-466.421

E-mail:

M.Flint@biosci.hull.ac.uk



Head of Organization

Institute Director, Dr D.A. Palfreman

Type of Organization

Research Institute; University Department; Consultancy

Responsible Authority

The University of Hull



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 3

Others: 2

Working Languages:

English; French



Major Fields of Interest:



Processing:

Drying; Curing; Smoking; salting; canning; freezing; fermentation.


Packaging:

MAP and irradiation.


Quality and Safety Assurance:

indicators of spoilage; TMA/TMAO; HACCP implementation; traceability; hygienic design of premises and equipment; sensory analysis evaluation.


Others:

Project management, economics, nutrition and food science, Biochemistry; sensory analysis and training.



Regular Training Programmes:


Title

Frequency

Duration

Language

Full Time MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Food Standards Science

yearly

12 months

English

Part time MSc/Post Graduate Diploma

anytime

max. 5 yrs

English

Short Course Project Planning and Management including HACCP

yearly May

5 weeks

English


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