British seafood experts visit Kerala fisheries varsity

Kochi, Sep 4 (IANS) A delegation from Britain on Friday visited Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) in order to understand the ways and methods adopted by the varsity in teaching and training students about fish processing and quality assurance, a statement said.

The team from the Billingsgate Seafood Training School (BSTS) of Fishmonger’s company visited the fish processing units and quality check laboratories of the university and interacted with the students.

The team headed by C.P.Leftwich, chief inspector of BSTS, reviewed the practical oriented training systems such as experiential learning programme (ELP) and rural agricultural work experience (RAWE) being followed at KUFOS.

KUFOS Vice Chancellor B.Madhusoodana Kurup explained to the visiting team the various methods of training being provided at KUFOS in quality analysis and food processing.

The two sides also discussed the ways and possibilities of setting up training programmes to the KUFOS students about the new methods in seafood processing and quality assurance being followed by the European countries.

KUFOS also expressed the willingness to initiate a tie-up with the firm in knowledge sharing and transfer of technologies to improve the education system in seafood processing and allied areas.

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