Helping Fishermen and Processors Explore New Concepts, Opportunities in Processing and Packaging Seafood Products
At a time when the state’s seafood industry is under considerable duress from inflation, global imports, and natural disasters, the new Seafood Processing Demonstration Lab (SPDL) gives fishermen and seafood processors access to commercial food processing equipment for demonstration, training and research purposes. The goal is to help create new business opportunities by offering alternatives to low-priced commodity sales. Products created and developed at SPDL add value to both the fishery and the industry—improving resiliency.
The state’s only seafood-focused facility of its kind, SPDL houses commercial food processing equipment for demonstration, training and research purposes. The goal is to help potential and existing seafood processors explore opportunities and new concepts for processing, packaging and value-added seafood products.
Located at: LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station, 603 LSU Bridge Road, Jeanerette, LA
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