Institute of Post harvest Technology – About Us








This Division conducts research to ascertain and improve post harvest technology applicable to the aquatic resources.

The main activities include,

  • The introduction of new food processing technologies for both food items and support products from locally available under-utilized or non-utilized aquatic resources.
  • Introduction of improved hygienic processing techniques for traditional fish products.
  • The Division further offers laboratory and consultancy services on microbiological assessment, chemical analysis, food preservation, processing and quality control.
  • Development of technology for extraction of fish oils from fish and fish wastes. Analysis of detailed lipid profiles and formation of feeds for aquaculture.
  • Investigation of post harvest losses and measures to minimize the post harvest loss in the future industry.
  • Conducting research to help minimize the occurrence of human health hazards due to contamination of fish and fishery products from chemical residue, antibiotics, biotoxins and resistant pathogens.
  • Utilizing the small pelagic fatty fish and fish waste to extract oil for food and feed purposes while also developing techniques for producing feeds for farm shrimp and fresh water using locally available raw materials thus introducing methods of self employment and thereby saving foreign exchange