By identifying which factors affect quality of mackerel fillets, the project aims at opening processing potential for the Norwegian industry.

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01. Apr 2015


31. Mar 2017

Funded by

Regional Research Fund Vestlandet RFF



Project Manager(s):

Torstein Skåra

Other Participants:

Izumi Sone

Main objective

The main objective of the project is to optimize quality of mackerel fillets through identifying and quantifying factors affecting fillet quality and storage stability.

Subsidiary objectives

1: Documentation and characterization

  • Objectively describe quality parameters of hand-filleted products accepted by the market.
  • Systematically examine quality variations by season and final thaw temperatures at filleting.
  • Document quality changes during frozen storage.

2:   Enhance storage stability of fillet products

  • Investigate potential of glazing and process means to enhance storage stability of fillet products.
  • Document effects of glazing and process means on product quality.