New Products and Markets for Menhaden, Brevoortia spp.

Hale, Malcolm B. and Bauersfeld, Paul E. and Galloway, Sylvia B. and Joseph , Jeanne D. (1991) New Products and Markets for Menhaden, Brevoortia spp. Marine Fisheries Review, 53(4), pp. 42-48.

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Although menhaden, Brevoortia spp., represent 23.5 percent of United States commercial fishery landings, they represent only about 2.6 percent of the total landed value of fishery products. New food products and markets are needed to increase the economic value of the menhaden resource. This paper describes investigations of menhaden as a raw material for both traditional and new forms of food products. Canned menhaden is a logical food product, but the production of a menhaden surimi with good functionality has recently been demonstrated. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has placed partially hydrogenated menhaden oil on the GRAS list of ingredients for food products, but a decision on the status of nutritionally beneficial refined menhaden oil is not yet available. Refined menhaden oil is currently the raw material for biomedical test materials being used in research approved by the National Institutes of Health to determine the health benefits of fish oils and omega-3 fatty acids. The test materials are being produced, with strict quality controls, at the NMFS Charleston Laboratory.

Item Type: Article
Title: New Products and Markets for Menhaden, Brevoortia spp.
Personal Creator/Author:
Hale, Malcolm B.
Bauersfeld, Paul E.
Galloway, Sylvia B.
Joseph , Jeanne D.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 53
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 42-48
Date: 1991
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9913
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2012 15:05
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2012 15:05

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