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Processing

Commercial species of bivalve live by filtering minute single-celled algae from the sea, they can also concentrate toxins and bacteria. The regulations and testing requirements for bivalves are different than for other fresh seafood products and require specialized processing protocols and several extra inspections every year. A small plant was set up as required to process and market oysters. The plant was later used to ship live commercial geoducks and was modified to process salmon caviar and sea cucumbers.
Shellfish processing plant for Sitka Sea Farm
Photo © 2001 Madelon Mottet

Allen Johnson (white apron) giving instructions on how to process sea cucumbers in the bivalve processing plant. Allen has sea food processing experience as an owner/operator of fishing/processing operations.


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Contact information:
RAM Marine Station
333 9th Ave. W, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 2S6, Canada
Telephone/Fax 1-250-624-2097
email: madelon.mottet@gmail.com or Allen Johnson at abalone55@hotmail.com