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Post-Harvest Handling of Freshwater Crayfish: Techniques, Challenges and Opportunities

Jussila, Japo and Fotedar, Ravi and Edsman, Lennart (2017). Post-Harvest Handling of Freshwater Crayfish: Techniques, Challenges and Opportunities. I/In: Postharvest Handling. Sid./p. 180-195. InTech
ISBN 978-953-51-3533-3
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.69842


Development of post-harvest handling practices of crayfish in Fennoscandia has largely been based on their high value and has historical rationale. Crayfish were transported from Finland to St. Petersburg and Central European markets already in the early mid1800s using rather sophisticated methods. Crayfish require cool and moist environment for stress minimisation and may easily be transported and stored to live out of water if these principles are followed. During post-harvest process, it is important to minimise handling of crayfish from the point traps which are pulled until crayfish are processed for food. Crayfish should be protected against the elements and stored in cool containers during on board and land transport, after initial sorting of the catch. In the holding depot, crayfish are normally sorted for the second time and then placed in holding facilities waiting for the transport to markets. Holding facilities could be tanks or more developed and cost-effective systems, such as CrayShower. This storage system is based on crayfish being stored out of water in moist environment. The main principles during post-harvest handling are to keep physical disturbances to the minimum and to provide cool and moist environment for crayfish.

Authors/Creators:Jussila, Japo and Fotedar, Ravi and Edsman, Lennart
Title:Post-Harvest Handling of Freshwater Crayfish: Techniques, Challenges and Opportunities
Year of publishing :2017
Page range:180-195
Number of Pages:16
ISBN for printed version:978-953-51-3533-3
ISBN for electronic version:978-953-51-3534-0
Publication Type:Book Chapter
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Fish and Aquacultural Science
Keywords:freshwater crayfish, catch, stress, survival, mortality
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ID Code:15370
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Department of Aquatic Resources
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Deposited On:17 Oct 2018 06:13
Metadata Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:17

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