Acquatics division

Aquatic Food Products Division

Join us in the Aquatic Food Product Division, where we address all aspects of the science and technology of fish and shellfish, including production, harvesting, preparation, processing, utilization, safety, nutrition, marketing, and emerging production technologies including cell-based and plant-based seafood.


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Division Accomplishments/Recognitions

  • Outstanding Volunteer - The Outstanding Volunteer award honors a current Division member who provided exemplary volunteer work to the Division in the current year. The 2021-2022 recipient is Qinchun Rao.
  • Outstanding Service - The Outstanding Service award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2022-2023 recipient is Haibo Huang.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  • First: Xiran Li, University of California, Davis: Factors Shaping Microbial Community Present on Fish and Fish Products
  • Second: Stephan Bücker, University of Hohenheim: Improving the colloidal stability of phycocyanin:pectin complexes by modifying the biopolymer mixing ratio
  • Third: Yi En Jayne Lee, National University of Singapore: Softening of Surimi Gels With Soy and Pea Proteins Improves Gel Texture and Protein Digestibility for the Elderly
  • Finalist: Joinul Islam, North Carolina A&T State University: Development of Deep-Fried Surimi With ß-Sitosterol-Loaded Oleogel in Combination With Citrus Peel Fiber in the Batter
  • Finalist: Alexa Perez Alva, Universidad de las Américas, Puebla: Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) beer not just pretty but also tasty

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