Report of the Expert Consultation on Cleaner Fishery Harbours and Fish Quality Assurance. Chennai, India; 25-28 October, 1999

REPORTS - BOBP/REP/84

Report of the Expert Consultation on Cleaner Fishery Harbours and Fish Quality Assurance

Chennai, India; 25-28 October, 1999


Executing Agency: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Funding Agency: UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

BAY OF BENGAL PROGRAMME Chennai, India 2000

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PREFACE

This document is the report of an expert consultation on Cleaner Fishery Harbours and Fish Quality Assurance held in Chennai, India, from October 25 to 28, 1999. It was attended by some 30 participants, most of whom were representatives from member-countries fishery harbour managers and administrators, professionals in fish quality control, fish export, harbour design and construction Resource persons were drawn from the FAO and the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP).

The consultation’s development objective was to ensure the quality of seafood through rehabilitation of existing fishery harbours and appropriate designs for new fishing harbours. The immediate objectives were to build awareness among key stakeholders about techniques to develop and maintain cleaner fishery harbours, expose them to state-of-the-art design principles and technologies,and facilitate the sharing ofexperience, expertise and learning among member countries.

This report contains the text of the “Chennai Declaration” passed by the Consultation, which grew out of discussions among member-delegates. It also contains the text of papers presented by the resource persons.


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PREFACE
FOREWORD

1. CONSULTATION SUMMARY (REPRINTED FROM BAY OF BENGAL NEWS, DECEMBER 1999): REGIONAL EXPERT CONSULTATION ON CLEANER FISHERIES HARBOURS

2. CONSULTATION PROSPECTUS

3. PROGRAMME

4. LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

5. NEEDS ASSESSMENT IN FISHING PORTS DESIGN by Joseph Alan Sciortino, Ports Consultant

6. FISH QUALITY ASSURANCE IN SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES AND THE ROLE OF CLEANER FISHERIES HARBOURS
by S. Subasinghe INFOFISH

7. INFRASTRUCTURAL DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS: DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND UPGRADING OF FISHERIES PORTS by Joseph Alan Sciortino, Ports Consultant

8. FISHERY HARBOUR MANAGEMENT I: HANDLING AND STORING FISH ON-BOARD FISHING CRAFTS AND IN FISHERS HARBOURS: THOUGHTS ON APPROACHES AND METHODS FOR FISH QUALITY ASSURANCE
by S. Subasinghe INFOFISH

9. FISHERY HARBOUR MANAGEMENT II: THE PORT MANAGEMENT BODY AND WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL
by Joseph Alan Sciortino, Ports Consultant

10. STATUS AND DEVELOPMENT OF FISHERY HARBOURS IN INDIA
by Y. S. Yadava and K. Omprakash

11 . THE CHENNAI DECLARATION

12. FIELD TRIP TO CHENNAI FISHING HARBOUR AND PHOTO EXHIBITION

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