Seafood Processing Demonstration Lab Field Day


November 9, 2022
Interior photo of equipment and personnel at seafood processing demonstration lab

Seafood Processing Demonstration Lab Field Day

10:00 am - 03:00 pm @

The LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant will hold a field day Nov. 9 at their recently opened Seafood Processing Demonstration Lab in Jeanerette.

The event will begin at 10 p.m. and end at 3 p.m., with lunch provided. The facility is located at the AgCenter Iberia Research Station, 603 LSU Bridge Road. Participants are asked to register at:

The lab — the only one of its kind in Louisiana — opened in July with the goal of helping potential and existing seafood processors explore opportunities and new concepts in processing, packaging and value-added seafood products. It features commercial processing equipment that is used for demonstration, training and research.

The field day will give attendees a chance to see the equipment and learn about educational and outreach programs. The schedule for the day is as follows:

Introduction:  Facility mission and future training schedule

Session 1:  Refrigeration, including new equipment options and proper techniques

Equipment showcase:  flake ice, nano ice

Session 2:  Seafood cleaning and cutting

Equipment showcase:  band saw, shrimp splitter, grinder


Session 3:  Packaging and labeling

Equipment showcase:  scales, vacuum packer

Session 4:  Freezing and storage

Equipment showcase:  plate freezer


For more information, contact Thomas Hymel at [email protected] or Evelyn Watts at [email protected].