The United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme in Iceland

Dr. Steve Otwell visited the UNU-FTP in January 2010 and gave a series of lectures on various topics related to quality control in fisheries. The

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Dr. Steve Otwell visited the UNU-FTP in January 2010 and gave a series of lectures on various topics related to quality control in fisheries.

The lectures are (click on "Lecture - audio files"):

  1. "Seafood Hazards" A review of the primary seafood safety problems encountered in seafood research and commerce (Lecture - audio file)
  2. "Use of Food Additives and Processing Aids to Maintain Moisture Content and Yields in Seafood- Commercial Overview and Call for Research" Discusses current status for commercial and regulatory practices and why more scrutiny and research is necessary to prevent adulteration and economic fraud (Lecture - audio file). 
  3. "Anticipated Shift in Regulatory and Research Responses for Potential Methyl Mercury Concerns in Seafood" This lectures explains an anticipated shift in concerns from primary caution and warnings to more advice regarding health benefits relative to the changes in available seafood supply (Lecture - audio file).
  4. "Controls for Melanosis (Blackspot) in Crustaceans"  Discussion on traditional and new controls to prevent one of the most common quality problems for shrimp and crab commerce about the world (Lecture - audio file)
  5. "Update on Controls for Potential Histamine Hazards (Scombroid Toxins) in Certain Fish" Discussion on regulatory controls mandated and research needed to prevent potential histamine elevation in certain scombroid fish species (Lecture - audio file)


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UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY

Fisheries training programme
Skulagata 4
IS - 121 Reykjavik,Iceland
unu@unuftp.is