Process control for fishing, processing and processing of salted fish. Effect of cooling after fishing on the muscular structure of cod
This report describes the results of a cod image analysis. The effect of cooling methods after fishing on the muscular cod stock was assessed. It was not possible to detect differences in fillets depending on whether the fish had been stored in liquid ice or flake ice in a train or had been cooled separately on deck. Muscle changes during salt fish processing were monitored and the effect of injection was assessed. During salting, cells contracted and the extracellular space increased. There was a clear difference in the fillets depending on whether they were injected or not. During dehydration, the difference due to injection decreased again.
Results from image analyzes on cod are discussed in this report. The effects of chilling methods after catch on microstructure of cod fillets were also evaluated. No significant effects were observed, neither when extra chilling was added on deck nor with regard to different ice types (liquid ice / flake) used for storage of the fish. Changes in the fish muscle during heavy salting were examined and the effects of injection as the initial step in the process studied. During salting muscle cells shrank and the ratio of extracellular fluid increased. Significant effects of injection were observed after salting but during rehydration the difference decreased again.