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What is Processing?
Processing is defined in regulation by ADF&G, DOR, DEC, and NMFS. The different managing agencies define processing very similarly, but there are a few differences.
- Salting/Brining (wet or dry)
- Heading (DOR only)
- Packaging (DOR)
- Butchering (DOR & DEC)
- Shucking (DOR & DEC)
- Pickling (DOR & DEC)
- Retort Thermal (DOR & DEC)
- Roe Recovery (DEC only)
Gutting, gilling, or icing are not considered processing. Heading shrimp is not considered processing.