Food Loss and Waste in Fish Value Chains
©FAO/Lionel Dabbadie
  • Supportive Policy Environment
  • Application of Appropriate Technology
  • Skills and Knowledge
  • Services and Infrastructure
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Social and Gender Equity
  • Markets

Supportive Policy Environment for Live Fish & Shellfish Transport

Policy that encourages the control and reduction of food loss and waste (FLW) associated with live fish transport will encourage the creation of an enabling environment that facilitates access to recommended technology such as transport, holding equipment and packaging materials as well as infrastructure and services including training and research and development. The enabling environment will also include recognized standards and regulations regarding good fish welfare that promote reduced mortality and bio security. Efficient transport and border procedures that minimize transport times will also be conducive to reduced mortality of fish during transport.

Key Publications

Synopsis of the Hong Kong Seafood Market

Provides key information on popular seafood items and product forms including live fish and shellfish, sales and restaurant venues, as well as Hong Kong consumer habits and trends.

Welfare of Farmed Fish During Transport

Recommendations to minimize the effects of transport on the welfare of farmed fish/fish. This applies to transport by air, sea or land, within a country and between countries.

 


 

More Resources

More Resources

Welfare Of Farmed Fish
01 January 2017
Recommendations to minimize the effects of transport on the welfare of farmed fish/fish. This applies to transport by air, sea or land, within a country and between countries.
Defines packaging performance requirements, packing methods and a package approval system that is managed by the airline Engineering groups.
This publication highlights key gender inequalities in fisheries and aquaculture value chains that lead to underperformance by women, and proposes good practice policies that can influence increases in production and processing of high-quality fish....