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Departmental Faculty
David P. Green David P. Green

Professor and Seafood Processing Specialist/Department Extension Leader

Center for Marine Sciences and Technology
303 College Circle
Morehead City, NC 28557
129-F Schaub Hall
NCSU Campus

Phone: 252-222-6304
Fax: 252-222-6335


B.S. (1976) Davidson College
M.S. (1980) East Carolina University
Ph.D. (1989) North Carolina State University

Current Projects/Research Interests

The NC State University Seafood Laboratory investigates post-harvest handling, processing and packaging operations that impact the quality and safety of fresh and salt-water fish and shellfish.

Our research interests include stress reduction on fish at harvest to improve the quality and shelf life of whole fish and the development of rapid analytical techniques for monitoring the safety and quality of aquatic foods. In particular, we developed molecular techniques for detection and quantification of toxigenic-histamine producing bacteria in marine fish.

Current research interests are in post-harvest treatments to reduce incidence of human illness due to consumption of raw or under-cooked shellfish (oysters and clams). Of particular interest is adding value to fish and fishery products through education and training programs in value-added product innovation and branding techniques.

Lab personnel provide extension education and training workshops in seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Sanitation Control Procedures (SCPs) as well as technical services in process validation and verification.

Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC  27695
(919) 515-2951