Welcome to the OSU Seafood Lab in Astoria, Oregon

We are a part of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station with locations in Newport and Astoria.  We are also affiliated with the OSU Department of Food Science & Technology.

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.

Seafood Network Information Center

The Seafood Network Information Center (SeafoodNIC) was launched in 1997 by Robert J. Price, Ph.D. and Pamela Tom, M.S. who worked for the seafood technology unit of the University of California Sea Grant Extension Program in cooperation with California Sea Grant College Program University of California, Davis Department of Food Science and Technology; and the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.

One of the world's first seafood technology network information centers, SeafoodNIC,is a portal to Internet resources addressing seafood safety and quality information needs of seafood processors, inspectors, researchers, importers, and food educators.

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Testing Services

The Oregon State University Seafood Lab offers its facilities for research and product development and testing. Contact for pricing.


Better Seafood Processing School

This workshop focuses on seafood quality issues as related to utilization, innovation, and compliance.

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Seafood Wastewater Workshop

This workshop covers best management practices, and design and operation of treatment plants for better compliance and by-product recovery.

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Surimi School Worldwide

We offer the global surimi and surimi seafood industry the most updated marketing, products, production technology, and research.

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