WAFIC IS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH THE TEAM AT CURTIN UNIVERSITY’S CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE SCIENCE, SEAFOOD AND HEALTH (CESSH) AND OTHER INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS TO DEVELOP A ONE HOUR PRESENTATION ON THE SEAFOOD INDUSTRY AIMED AT UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.

The pilot program will introduce primary school students to various seafood products and seafood production techniques. This program, which focuses on the question ‘ where does your seafood come from?’ also explains the concept of the seafood supply chain.

The video presentation shows the supply chain (production and post-harvest processes) of seven different seafood products. It also includes a visual slide-show – and during class visits provides a demonstration of fishing equipment and hands on interaction with fresh and processed seafood products.

 

Pilot project video

Australian Seafood Supply Chain

Dr Janet Howieson launched the hour-long workshop to talented science students from years 5/6 and 7/8 at the Wheatbelt Schools Science Week Forum in late June 2015. The interactive presentation is designed to increase student interest in seafood, improve their knowledge of seafood production and supply (both wild catch and aquaculture) and emphasise the importance of science in each step the seafood supply chain.

WAFIC also supports Dr Howieson’s work in involving the next generation of seafood lovers in an ongoing discussion about our fisheries and the best ways to support the seafood industry.

The following links give an introduction to various seafood products to those interested in pursuing careers as chefs in the hospitality industry.

The supply chain for Prawns including species definition, quality check, catching methods, aquaculture farming, plus best practice procedures for cleaning, peeling, deveining, receiving and cooking methods.

The supply chain for Barramundi and Snapper from species definition, catching methods, aquaculture farming, plus best practice procedures for cleaning, filleting, receiving and cooking methods.

The supply chain for Sardines including species definition, catching methods cleaning, filleting and cooking methods.

The supply chain for Lobster including species definition, catching methods, quality check plus best practice procedures for cleaning, filleting, receiving and cooking methods.

The supply chain for Oysters including species definition, farming methods, quality check, plus best practice procedures for cleaning, shucking, receiving and cooking methods.