Processing of nephrops lobster claw meat




Vigfús Ásbjörnsson, Óli Þór Hilmarsson, Guðjón Þorkelsson

Supported by:

AVS Fisheries Research Fund


Óli Þór Hilmarsson

Project Manager

Processing of nephrops lobster claw meat

The project was about the utilization of previously unused raw materials from seafood, which is lobster meat. The project involved both the processing of lobster claw marrow and the processing of marrow products. Processing processes were defined using utilization factors and raw materials were studied. The processing properties of the marlin were studied and tested in two products. Estimated margins were measured to assess the feasibility of complete processing of lobster marrow products. Efforts will be made to make full use of all the raw materials that come from lobster clones so that value creation is maximized in the processing of food related to lobster claws from lobster claws.

A process for isolating mince from nephrops lobster claws was developed and the product tested for microbial, chemical and sensory quality. The mince was tested in two ready to eat products. Production cost, yield and gross margin were calculated in order to determine the feasibility of starting up an industrial scale production of the mince as well as for production of ready to eat products.  

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