OSU Seafood Lab

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OSU Seafood Research & Education Center

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Peter Howgate Award Application Announcement for 2015

Travel award for young fishery technologist to World Seafood Congress

Food Safety Modernization Act Workshop

Compliance with the November 13, 2014 FDA release of FSMA Regulations, Seattle, Washington, November 19-20, 2014

Seafood HACCP Segment Two Course – November 20, 2014

Seafood HACCP Segment 2 course will be taught at the Food Innovation Center in Portland in November, 2014.

Welcome to Oregon State University’s Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station (COMES) located in beautiful Astoria, OR!

The OSU Seafood laboratory is the only seafood experiment station on the West Coast of the contiguous United States.  We are affiliated with COMES-Newport and the OSU Department of Food Science & Technology.

The mission of the OSU Seafood Lab is to improve seafood through:

  1. Research and Development
  2. Extension Service to both the Fishing and Seafood Processing Industry
  3. Graduate Student Research, Training and Instruction.



The OSU Surimi Forum and Surimi School is hosted by the OSU Seafood Lab each year in April and attracts over 120-130 attendees from around the world.