Fish & Seafood

For more than half a century, we have helped fish and seafood processors increase throughput and profit while simultaneously improving presentation, processing hygiene and flexibility in production.

fish and seafood solutions

What are the biggest challenges at your seafood processing facility?

  • Waste? Do you see dollars going out the door to the trash? Get more out of what your processing.
  • Yield? The ability to get more out of your product translates to major bottom-line boosts. JBT machines are the only ones available that can match hand yield.
  • Profit? The secret of success and profitability lies in treating each product individually. To ensure your profitability we back our offering with focused processing know-how.
  • Labor? Converting easily and affordably to automation can reallocate insufficient labor.
  • Safety? Not only safety inside your facility, but safety for the consumer. At JBT safety starts at the drawing table.
  • Temperature? Fish processing creates fluctuations in degrees. Even cooking and freezing fish can be troublesome if proper temperatures aren’t reached.
  • Handling? Are you supplying to retail and require superior frozen quality? No problem, JBT have you covered.
  • Premium pricing? ‘Fresh’ is the key word in premium pricing of raw seafood at retail. By super chilling fish and seafood in JBT freezers you achieve the lowest temperatures possible without internal cell crystallization. Super chilling minimizes enzymatic reactions and virtually eliminates microbial activity.

JBT’s equipment and experts can solve your processing headaches. Reach out to see how JBT can help.

A JBT Machine Every Step of the Way

Each fish and seafood product is different and have different processing parameters. JBT has developed the right technology for each application and for each step of the value-adding process.

Fish & Seafood Transformation Resources

Visit the links below to take a closer look at our cutting-edge food-processing equipment:

High bone detection rates with INSPECTION.

Revolutionary PIN BONE DETECTION SYSTEMS created for the unique needs of the fish processing industry. JBT Innospexion´s detection system maximizes yield and reduce labor costs…

Innsopexion Fish Detection Salmon

Automated waterjet PORTIONING significantly and gently improves yield over hand cutting.

Get the maximum from every piece of fish to minimize waste. Efficiently and accurately cut, portion, and sort seafood to produce portioned fillets, nuggets, chunks, strips, and trimmed products…

Fish Portioning DSI

Would increasing your yield on shrimp or fillets affect your daily goals?

JBT’s collection of INJECTORS offers unmatched versatility and can be scaled to meet diverse production line requirements, delivering superior brine distribution as well as consistent quality and output. JBT’s injectors empower you with a technological advantage that can bring substantial value to your bottom line while helping you build trust with customers…

Shrimp INJECTION 360

Product Temperature Issues? Take it chill with our CHILLERS.

small dorado on ice

Are you losing product as you transport it throughout the plant?

Reduce the need for conveyors and exceed industry hygiene standards. The JBT C.A.T. TRANSFER PUMP limits maintenance labor while saving valuable time and resources…

small shrimp in liquid

Gentle FORMING, SLICING, AND MINCING can save time and energy costs.

minced fish small

Thorough BREADING and flour containment in hydraulic or electric versions. Even tempura!

Truth be told – perfectly coated food can result in a divine culinary creation. Achieving well-battered or evenly breaded food products can be tricky. No matter what coating material you’d like to apply to your fish, we have the right technology to make your idea of the perfect product a reality…

Fish breaded cutlet

JBT FRYERS improve operational and product outcomes while ensuring safety and compliance.

Fish fingers woBG

Discover JBT´s full range of COOKING solutions for seafood processing.


Give your delicate high-value products the best chance with food focused FREEZING.

Looking for ‘fresh’ chilled or frozen raw seafood products? Try the Frigoscandia impingement freezing technology for quick and cost-effective super-chilling, crust-freezing, and stabilization of high-value thin or flat fish products like shrimp and fish fillets.

Increase seafood profits with individual high-volume freezing. The Frigoscandia true fludization IQF freezer ensures low dehydration and perfect IQF results by freezing each product individually in mid-air, especially important for soft products like shrimps, mussels, and scallops.

For maximum throughput in a limited space and the flexibility to freeze various seafood products, choose Frigoscandia spiral freezers. They offer optimal freezing efficiency for fish fillets, ready meals, and more, while utilizing a limited footprint…

Fish Seafood Freezing

Ensure quality seafood products are delivered to the customer in the safest and freshest condition possible.

Proseal seafood small

Precision chute filling for shellfish in NETTING.

This all-electric model is ideal for extruded nets and loose weave style nets that are less elastic…

clamsandmussels small

Typical unused seafood products can be efficiently packaged for gourmet pet food.

pet food small

Remove shells and other debris from seafood.

shellfish small

You’re more than a sale to JBT – you’re a valued customer! As such, we look forward to building a rich, enduring relationship. In our view, assisting you today – and for many tomorrows – is the best approach to doing business.

Test & Innovation Hubs

Use of our global Research & Technology Centers is a special and highly impactful perk of working with JBT. These amazing facilities – where you can try out machines, explore production configurations, perfect your recipes, access to technical expertise and data, and more – put mere test kitchens or labs to shame!

Expert Helping Hands

JBT’s been a food industry authority for over a hundred years. During that tenure, we’ve accrued volumes of knowledge and lifetimes of experience. We’re happy to share our learnings and insights with you!

Why do we encourage you to reach out? Because we’re well aware that being a titan of the food industry can be tough. Sometimes it just takes a little bit of extra care and attention from JBT to knock down barriers and resolve issues.

Contact us anytime with your questions, concerns, or requests. Let JBT’s talented crew be your go-to FoodTech resource.

Financing Options

Bank-competitive FINANCING with more favorable terms OR consider an equipment RENTAL / RENT-TO-OWN.


Let the JBT financing team help you find the best financing options for the processing line of your dreams…


We’re here to help every step of the way.