Effect of Codend Design and Postponed Bleeding on Hemoglobin in Cod Fillets Caught by Bottom Trawl in the Barents Sea Demersal Fishery
AuthorJensen, Tonje Kristin; Tobiassen, Torbjørn Inge; Heia, Karsten; Møllersen, Kajsa; Larsen, Roger B.; Esaiassen, Margrethe
Previous studies have reported that cod caught using a newly developed dual sequential codend showed significant reduction in external catch-related damage compared to cod caught by a conventional codend. In this study, it was investigated whether this new codend affects residual blood in cod fillets and/or mitigates the effect of postponed bleeding. Residual blood was assessed by measuring hemoglobin using VIS/NIR hyperspectral imaging. No significant differences in hemoglobin content between fish caught by the two different codends were proven, and this was true for whole fillets and fillet compartments (loin, belly, and tail). However, a significant effect of postponed bleeding on the hemoglobin concentration in cod was demonstrated, and this effect was similar whether the fish was caught using the conventional or the sequential codend. Fish bled 40 min after catch had significantly higher levels of hemoglobin compared to fish bled immediately after catch. When comparing the hemoglobin content in the different fillet sections, significantly higher levels of hemoglobin were found in the belly compared to the loin and tail.
PublisherTaylor & Francis
CitationJensen, Tobiassen, Heia, Møllersen, Larsen, Esaiassen. Effect of Codend Design and Postponed Bleeding on Hemoglobin in Cod Fillets Caught by Bottom Trawl in the Barents Sea Demersal Fishery. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology. 2022
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