Helping North Carolina members of the seafood industry is at the heart of our work at the NC State Seafood Laboratory. We work daily with fishers, processors, entrepreneurs, and others to develop methods for handling, processing and distributing seafood, and assist with process validations and value-added products.
We help North Carolina seafood businesses better serve the needs and wants of consumers.
The Seafood Laboratory is a dedicated unit of the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) in Morehead City, N.C.
Funding for the Seafood Laboratory is provided by NC Cooperative Extension Service, NC Agricultural Research Service (NCARS), grants and contracts, service agreements, workshops, cost-recovery services, and industry and private support.Visit the Seafood Laborary