Posts tagged with ‘seafood byproducts’

  • Crustacean shells may help prevent and treat inflammatory disease

    Researchers at Florida Atlantic University and their colleagues have developed an oral form of microparticles in crab and other crustacean shells as a dietary supplement that may prevent and treat IBD and other inflammatory diseases. Yoshimi Shibata, Ph.D., professor of biomedical science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, has received a $380,552 grant from […]
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  • Scientists identify fat-blocking seaweed alginates

    Norwegian brown algae has received significant attention as an attractive natural salt replacement for bakery because of its fat-busting property. In recently published research, the algal powder has been linked to reducing abdominal fat and lowering triglycerides in humans. In a test with pizza dough they replaced 50% of the salt by powder of this brown algal resulting in no taste impact. More info
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  • Ireland to host world’s largest marine ingredient / seafood byproduct facility

    Irish fishermen are aiming to harvest fish oils and minerals that could provide valuable health-enhancing ingredients for consumers and sportspeople. Agriculture and Marine Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed plans by the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) to build the largest marine food ingredients plant in the world in Co Donegal. The proposed facility would take 50,000 tonnes of boarfish, which is […]
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  • Tasmania’s EPA Board considers proposal for Tassal fish waste processing facility

    The EPA Board has concluded its assessment of the proposed construction and operation of a fish waste processing facility outside Triabunna on the state’s east coast. Under the proposal, the Tassal facility would process up to 20,000 tonnes of fish waste from the aquaculture industry into valuable commodities such as fish oils and health products. The Chair of the EPA […]
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  • Manufacturing a chitin-based solution to planet-clogging plastics

    Researchers at Harvard’s  have developed a method to carry out large-scale manufacturing of everyday objects — from cell phones to food containers and toys — using a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells. The objects exhibit many of the same properties as those created with synthetic plastics, but without the environmental threat. It also trumps most bioplastics on the […]
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  • Seaweed could be key to weight loss, study suggests

    Scientists at Newcastle University said a compound found in common seaweed would stop the body absorbing fat. Tests showed that alginate, found in sea kelp, can suppress the digestion of fat in the gut. The findings, published in the journal Food Chemistry, showed that a four-fold increase in one type of alginate boosted anti-fat absorption by 75%. More info
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  • Shrimp shells to mine uranium from the ocean

    Shrimp shells that would otherwise be thrown away by the seafood industry have been turned into tough fibres that can harvest valuable metals from water. Robin Rogers, and his team at the University of Alabama in the US, had long been interested in using ionic liquids to process cellulose but the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 encouraged them to try […]
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  • HB Grandi invests in fishmeal, fish oil production line

    A new production line for handling byproducts from groundfish production at HB Grandi’s Reykjavík factory is about to be commissioned at the company’s Akranes fishmeal plant. This is the plant’s third production line, with the other two used for processing pelagic landings. More info
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  • Seafood waste a versatile tonic for crops

    The chitin-rich waste parts of seafood can bring a range of benefits to horticultural and agricultural crops, according to a review paper by former Moulton College research coordinator Dr Russell Sharp. “Chitin and its derivatives have been repeatedly shown to protect crops from pests, pathogens and physiological disorders,” he wrote in the paper, published in the journal Agronomy. More info
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  • Could chronic wounds be healed by a plaster made from fish skin?

    Fish skin from cod caught in the Atlantic is being used as a way to help kick-start the healing of chronic wounds. It is estimated that at any one time, more than 200,000 patients have a  hard-to-heal wound, and the cost to the NHS is up to £3 billion a year. A wound is defined as being chronic if it takes […]
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