Previous Page Table of Contents Next Page


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Address:

166 Water Street, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543-1097

Tel.:

1-508-495-2000

Fax:

1-508-495-2258



Head of Organization

Dr Michael P. Sissenwine

Type of Organization

Research Institute; Government Dept.

Responsible Authority

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Northeast Region, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce.



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 200

Others: 60

Working Languages:

English



Major Fields of Interest:



Species:

Commercially and/or ecologically important marine fish and shellfish; phytoplankton and ichthyoplankton; whales, cetaceans and some pinnipeds.


Other:

Definition and study of large marine ecosystems; marine fishery monitoring and analysis; marine ecosystem processes, monitoring and analysis; evaluation and assessment of living marine resources; marine aquaculture; biotechnology; systematics and taxonomy of marine fishes, cephalopods, molluscs and crustaceans.



Present Programmes:

Behavioural ecology, oceanography, coastal ecology, marine chemistry, marine fisheries sampling, marine ecosystems surveys, marine population biology and stock dynamics, marine protected species, social sciences, marine culture systems, marine habitat evaluation, biotechnology, systematics, taxonomy.



Working Facilities:

Woods Hole, MA (research vessel staging port, research aquarium, data management, age and growth lab); Narragansett, RI (ecosystems monitoring, remote sensing, apex predator tagging); Milford, CT (research aquaria; fish, shellfish and algal culture facilities); Sandy Hook, NJ (seawater system serving 12 labs for analytical chemistry and microbiology, controlled environment wet labs with 24-hour monitoring capability for experiments including a two-story 32,000 gal. research aquarium); National Systematics Lab, Washington DC (located in the Natural History Museum of the Smithsonian Institution).

Aquatic Food Products Laboratory

Address:

Aquatic Food Products Lab at University of Florida
P.O. Box 110375, Gainesville, FL 32611-0375

Tel.:

1-352-392-4222

Fax:

1-352-392-8594

E-mail:

otwell@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu



Head of Organization

Dr. Douglas Archer, Dept. Chairman Food Science and Human Nutrition

Type of Organization

Academic/Research

Responsible Authority

Dr. Steve Otwell

Number of Staff:

Scientists:6

Others: 10

Working Languages:

English/Spanish



Major Fields of Interest:



Processing:

All aspects related to seafood processing: freezing, thawing, peeling, cooking, smoking, packaging, canning, etc.


Species:

All seafood


Development:

Limited product R&D; Value added processing


Quality:

Shrimp School: a yearly program to educate about all aspects related to shrimp quality Processing aids such as phosphates, sulphites, everfresh, etc. Rapid methods to determine presence of these additives in shrimp. Chemical and microbiological rapid methods; i.e. histamine, sulphites, salmonella


Others:

Seafood Safety: National Coordinator for training HACCP and Sanitation Control Procedures Seafood nutritional labelling



Present Programmes:

Seafood and aquaculture products safety: Maintain the National Training Program for industry and inspectors for HACCP and related Sanitation Control Procedures. Biotechnology to assure seafood safety: Develop rapid detection methods for microbial pathogens, marine toxins, and toxic algae based on specific probes. Oysters: Developing alternative freezing methods to eliminate bacteria while maintaining expected quality. Equipment designs and cleaning methods for shucking, introducing alternative market forms for cooked products. Fish, multi-species: Use of modified atmosphere packaging for freshness. Use of carbon monoxide to retain muscle colour. Controls to prevent histamine poisoning from tuna and mackerels. Shrimp: Introduction of electronic noses camera imaging and convenient field tests to judge and grade products. Developed proper use of antimicrobial agents and treatments to retain favourable moisture. Developed safe controls for use of sulfiting agents. Aquaculture: Demonstrating the quality attributes for freshwater, intensive cultured shrimp produced in Florida. Investigate tests to distinguish cultured vs. wild sturgeon. Designing processing options and time-temperature management for tilapia and catfish farms. Spiny lobsters, stone crabs and blue crabs: Set cooking protocols to suit food safety regulations. Introduced “sanitation index’ to control potential pathogenic bacteria in processing.



Working Facilities



Laboratories:

Chemistry, microbiology, engineering, toxicology


Others:

Nutrition Training Programmes:




Title

Duration

Language

Shrimp School (every year)

2 1/2 days

English

HACCP Training (upon request)

2 1/2 days

English

Blue Crab School

1 day

English

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Southeast Fisheries Center

Address:

NOAA, NMFS, 4700 Avenue U, Galveston TX 77551-5997

Tel.:

1-409-766.3500

Fax:

1-409-766.3508

E-mail:

Rhonda.Elizondo@noaa.gov



Head of Organization

Laboratory Director, Dr Roger Zimmerman

Type of Organization

Federal Government Department

Responsible Authority

National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries, Science Centre and Regional Office



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 25

Others: 40

Working Languages:

English



Major Fields of Interest:



Handling:

Onboard; Onshore; Research on Landings.


Species:

Fish; Crustaceans; Molluscs; Sea Turtles.


Development:

New Equipment; Research.


Others:

Statistics; Fishery Resources; Stock Assessment; Fishery Biology; Management Information; Fishing Technology; Fish Culture; Marine Pollution.



Present Programmes:

Research on Shrimp and Bottomfish Fisheries; Research Fishery Interaction with Protected Sea Turtles and Marine Mammals.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Biology; Aquaculture.


Others:

Library; Research Vessel; Flow through Sea Water System for Research.



Regular Training Programmes:


Title

Frequency

Duration

Language

College Studies

Continuously

Semester

English



Serial Publications:

Peer Review Journal Articles; Technical Memorandum; Technical Reports


Previous Page Top of Page Next Page