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

Skills and Knowledge for Urban Wholesale

Key skills and knowledge required by those managing a wholesale market in order to prevent and reduce food loss and waste (FLW) include: 

  • food safety 
  • maintaining fish quality 
  • legal requirements and legislation 
  • health and safety  
  • environmental protection  
  • management and legal responsibilities of management 
  • business planning and financial management 
  • standards and control procedures 
  • training 
  • facilities and equipment 
  • hygiene and sanitation 
  • waste storage and disposal  
  • fish grading and weighing  
  • fish handling storage and dispatch  
  • ice production, storage and handling 
  • fish transport 
  • protection of product from contamination 
  • hygienic handling and use of facilities  
  • cleaning and disinfection 
  • personal hygiene  
  • pest control 
  • temperature control and monitoring 
  • monitoring of product quality and safety 
  • maintenance of facilities and equipment 
  • size grading 

The management of a facility is responsible for raising awareness among users such as fishers and traders, of their responsibilities and standards that need to be met.  Examples of the obligations of users can be adapted from The Sydney Fish Market Rules.

Key Publications

 


 

Fish Handling, Quality and Processing and Training and Community Trainers Manual

This document includes information related to food law implementation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Training of Trainers and Capacity Building for Small-Scale Fisheries Operation

Information on why training small-scale fisheries trainers is important is discussed, and approaches and paths forward are included.                                                                                                                               

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