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Seafood Technology Project - Composting Seafood Waste Bibliography

Based on Ken Hilderbrand's bibliography, Seafood Waste Management (2001) Revised by Janet Webster and Judy Mullen, Oregon State University Libraries

Latest revision: September 2003

This is a sub set of the Seafood By-Products Bibliography. Ken Hilderbrand (Oregon State University Sea Grant) assembled a collection of articles and reports in response to industry interest in the 1990s. His original resource list is available as an Oregon Sea Grant publication, Seafood Waste Management Bibliography.


  1. Bonacker, L. A. and Associates; Natural Resources Consultants, Inc., and Washington State University. Production and testing of seafood waste/sawdust compost as a useful fertilizer. United States Department of Commerce, Saltonstall-Kennedy Cooperative Agreement # NA90AA-H-SK082; 1991.
  2. Brinton, William F.; Seekins, Milton D.; Time & Tide Resource Conservation and Development Area, and Mid-Coast Compost Consortium. Composting fish by-products: a feasibility study. Waldodoro, Maine: Time & Tide RC&D//Woods End Research Laboratory, Mt. Vernon, Maine; 1988; ISBN: 0960355448.
  3. British Columbia Aquaculture Research and Development Council; Aegis Management Services Ltd., and Pegasus Consulting Group. A guide to processes for the production of products for non-direct human consumption from underutilized marine species and fisheries wastes. Industry, Science and Technology, Canada (The Fisheries Products Sector Campaign) and the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (Aquaculture and Commercial Fisheries Branch); 1991.
  4. Cathcart, T. P.; Wheaton, F. W.; Brinsfield, R. B.; Lipton, D. W.; Strand, I. E.; Swartz, D. G.; University of Maryland, and Sea Grant Program. Composting blue crab processing waste. College Park, Maryland: Maryland Sea Grant Program, University of Maryland; 1984.
  5. Cato, James C. Composting and using by-products from blue crab and calico scallop processing plants in Florida. Andree, Scott W.; Brinton, William F.; Cato, James C.; Earle, Jonathan F.; Greenfield, Court; Gregory, H. Clark; Harrison, Mac; Hodge, Celia H.; Lee, Hyung-Jib; Mahan, William T Jr.; McNeal, Brina L.; Mu, SOng; Rhue, R. Dean; Rich, Jimmy R.; Street Jimmy J., and Thomas, John E., contributors. Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida, Florida Sea Grant College Program, Woods End Research Laboratory, Inc., Suwannee River Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. 1992. (Report (Florida Sea Grant College); SGR-107 / NSGL#: FLSGP-O-92-001).
  6. Commonwealth Marketing And Development and Seekins, M. D. Mid-coast compost project market study. Waldoboro, Maine: Mid-Coast Resource Utilization Consortium under the auspices of Time and Tide RC&D; 1988.
  7. Dickson, Nancy; Richard, Thomas; Kozlowski, Robert, and Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service, Cooperative Extension. Composting to reduce the waste stream: a guide to small scale food and yard waste composting. Ithaca, NY: Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service; 1991. (NRAES; 43).
  8. Don Ference & Associates, Ltd., Management Consultants. Market for composted fish waste. B.C. Aquaculture Research And Development Council; 1991.
  9. Frederick, Lynn. Turning fishery wastes into saleable compost. BioCycle. 1991; 32(9):70-71.
  10. Frederick, Lynn; Harris, Robin; Peterson, Lloyd; Kehrmeyer, Stacy, and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. The compost solution to dockside fish wastes. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Sea Grant Institute; 1989.
  11. Halbach, Thomas R.; Baker, Dale R.; Minnesota Extension Service, and Minnesota Sea Grant College Program. Composting fish waste: an alternative for Minnesota resorts. St. Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Sea Grant College Program, University of Minnesota: Minnesota Extension Service; 1991. (MINNU; H-91-001).
  12. Kuo, S.; June, J. A.; Hummel, R.; Yoshioka, A. H., and Jellum, E. J. Evaluation of the quality and utility of seafood waste/sawdust composts as slow release nitrogen fertilizers. Saltonstall-Kennedy Cooperative Agreement #NA26FD0129-01; 1994.
  13. Kuo, Shiou. Nitrogen and phosphorus availability in groundfish waste and chitin-sludge cocomposts. Compost Science & Utilization. 1995; 3(1):19-29.
  14. Mathur, S. P.; Daigle, J. Y.; Brooks, J. L.; Levesque, M., and Arsenault, J. Composting seafood wastes. Biocycle. 1988; 29(8):44-49. ISSN: 0276-5055.
  15. Rynk, Robert and Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service. On-farm composting handbook. Ithaca, New York: Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Services; 1992. (NRAES; 54).
  16. Seekins, Bill; Walton, William; Mid-Coast Compost Consortium; Time and Tide Resource Conservation Development Council, and Maine Science and Technology Board . Compostable by-products in the mid-coast area of maine. Augusta, Maine: Marine Science and Technology Board ; 1989.
  17. Staff of BioCycle: Journal of Composting & Recycling. Composting source separated organics. Emmaus, Pa. JC Press, Inc. 1994; ISBN: 0-932424-15-5.
  18. University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. Proceedings of the 1991 fisheries by-products composting conferenceMadison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute; 1992; c1992Technical Report / University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. v. UW Sea Grant Technical Report No. WISCU-W-91-001).
  19. White, David G.; Regenstein, Joe M.; Richard, Thomas, and Goldhor, Susan. Composting salmonid fish waste: a waste disposal alternative. New York Sea Grant, Cooperative Extension, Cornell University; 1989. (NYEXT; G-89-001).
  20. Woods End Laboratory Compost Consultants and Mid-Coast compost Consortium. Compost demonstration; final report. Time & Tide RC&D; 1998.
  21. Woods End Research Lab. ABC's of composting science: basic compost systems, equipment and costs: and environmental and regulatory issues panelMt Vernon, Maine: ISBN: JANET SAYS TO REVIEW THE VIDEO.

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