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Janice Natasha

Position: Assistant Lecturer (Post-Harvest Fisheries)

Room #: M116D

Email: janice.natasha(at)usp.ac.fj

Phone: 323 2954

Fax: 323 1526

Profile

Janice Natasha is currently the Assistant Lecturer for the Post-Harvest Fisheries courses; MS204 (Tropical Seafood) and MS313 (Seafood Science); and also supervises undergraduate degree and post-graduate diploma research projects. Her work also involves capacity building in seafood export marketing around the Pacific region in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Resources (IMR) and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA). Her research interest areas lies in seafood product development and traceability. Janice is also a part-time PhD student at the University of the South Pacific. Her Phd study is based on Population Genomics of Bigeye Tuna to Curb Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.

Publication:

Natasha, J. (2014) Post harvest processing of aquacultured tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) for potential commercialisation in Fiji. MSc Thesis (USP April 2014).

Natasha, J., Lako., South, G.R. (2014) Bacterial and Enterobacterial load of pond water and aquacultured tilapia, Oreochromis nilotics (Linnaeus, 1758), sourced from two major farms in Fiji. Fiji Agricultural Journal. 54 (1). pp 40-47.

Conference Papers

Natasha, J., Lako, J. and South G.R. (2011) Consumer preference tasting of Oreochromis niloticus value-added products: cold smoked fish, surimi and fish paste. Paper presented at the International Conference on chemistry, Environment and Climate Change Focus on the Pacific. September 17th, 2011.

Natasha, J., Lako,J and South G.R (2013). Shelf-life testing of Cold-Smoked tilapia. Paper presented at the 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress. 8th - 12th July. Suva. Fiji.

Natasha, J., Lako, J. and South G.R. (2014). Consumer Sensory Testing of aquacultured tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, value-added products for commercialization in Fiji. Paper presented at the World Aquaculture Conference, Adelaide, Australia. June 2014.


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