Development of fish product quality research
The Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute invests in research on fish product quality. The development and implementation of methods measuring product quality are vital so that practices and production processes can be developed according to the expectations of both the consumers and enterprises of the sector.
The goal of the project
The goal was to promote know-how and to create an infrastructure and a cooperation network for enabling fish product quality research.
Standardized product quality measurements were adopted at the Rymättylä Fisheries Research Station in order to create a new kind of quality research that will be used throughout the country, in cooperation with the enterprises of the branch. The personnel were trained accordingly. Experiments on the effects that slaughtering methods have on the quality of rainbow trout and whitefish established that minimizing the stress level of fish in slaughter improves both the product quality and shelf life of the fish.
|Photo: Susanna Airaksinen|
Scientist in charge of project
Turku Game and Fisheries Research
Itäinen Pitkäkatu 3
FI-20520 Turku, Finland
Phone +35820 575 1681
Other research staff: Susanna Airaksinen, Olli Norrdahl, Jari Riihimäki, Markku Vaajala
University of Turku: Functional Foods Forum (FFF) and Department of Biology, University of Helsinki: Department of Food Technology (MMETT), Agricultural University of Norway, Akvaforsk Ltd. (Norway).
Comparing the Effects of Slaughter Methods in rainbow Trout and European Whitefish
(A lecture by S.Airaksinen)