A national-level training programme on current methods in biochemical quality assessment of aqua foods was organised by Fish Quality Monitoring and Certification Centre, Department of Fish Quality Assurance and Management, Fisheries College and Research Institute, here.
The 10-day training programme, which concluded here on Wednesday, focused on the biochemical quality assessment of aqua foods to determine its quality of freshness at all stages of handling, processing and storage. Aqua foods underwent rapid changes in biochemical composition due to activities of inherent enzymes or oxygen followed by microbial attack. This programme was organised with the objective of enlightening the scientists and researchers working on this aspect, G. Jeyasekaran, Professor and Head, Department of Fish Quality Assurance and Management, said.
The participants were given practical exposure to various activities at the fishing harbour, seafood processing plant and other allied industries.