Food Loss and Waste in Fish Value Chains

Postharvest losses in the multiday fisheries sector of Sri Lanka

This article was published in the 5/2023/SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER issue of INFOFISH. 

This article presents a summary of a comprehensive study conducted in Sri Lanka to assess postharvest losses from harvesting to unloading at fishery harbours in the multiday fisheries sector. Multidimensional solutions are proposed, including implementing supportive policies and regulations, investments in fleet development and infrastructure, capacity-building programs, improved market linkages and value addition activities. These solutions offer a pathway towards improving fish quality, minimising losses, and promoting sustainable fisheries, thereby enhancing food security and supporting the country’s economic and social development.

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