Transformation of Seafood Side-Streams and Residuals into Valuable Products

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  • Shahida Anusha Siddiqui
  • Henning Schulte
  • Daniel Pleissner
  • Stephanie Schönfelder
  • Kristine Kvangarsnes
  • Egidijus Dauksas
  • Turid Rustad
  • Janna Cropotova
  • Volker Heinz
  • Sergiy Smetana

Seafood processing creates enormous amounts of side-streams. This review deals with the use of seafood side-streams for transformation into valuable products and identifies suitable approaches for making use of it for different purposes. Starting at the stage of catching fish to its selling point, many of the fish parts, such as head, skin, tail, fillet cut-offs, and the viscera, are wasted. These parts are rich in proteins, enzymes, healthy fatty acids such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated ones, gelatin, and collagen. The valuable biochemical composition makes it worth discussing paths through which seafood side-streams can be turned into valuable products. Drawbacks, as well as challenges of different aquacultures, demonstrate the importance of using the various side-streams to produce valuable compounds to improve economic performance efficiency and sustainability of aquaculture. In this review, conventional and novel utilization approaches, as well as a combination of both, have been identified, which will lead to the development of sustainable production chains and the emergence of new bio-based products in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number422
Issue number2
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 16.01.2023

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    Research areas

  • recycling, seafood, side-streams, sustainability, treatment
  • Biology