Pertes et gaspillages de nourriture dans les chaînes de valeur de la pêche et de l’aquaculture
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  • Supportive Policy Environment
  • Application of Appropriate Technology
  • Skills and Knowledge
  • Services and Infrastructure
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Social and Gender Equity
  • Markets

Regulatory Environment for Artisanal Fish Drying

Regulatory authorities should be equipped to implement national food law, which will often entail extension to educate processors, advisory services, and enforcement; and establish standards. Food law should lay out the requirements for good drying practice. Food standards related to improved processing/drying, handling, hygiene and traceability system should be used to indicate the guidelines required for the production of dried products. These should be appropriate and made available in a usable format to end users. 

For example, encouraging the uptake of drying racks can be promoted at the local level by the development of bylaws, which make it a requirement that processors use drying racks, provided that they are available. 

Key Publications

Community Governance and Fishery Performance Diagnostics Case Studies

This document includes information related to bylaws and fish processing.

East African Standard for Fresh Dried Rastrineobola Argentea

This publication includes information on East African standards for fresh dried Rastrineobola argentea, including examples.

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

This document includes information related to food law implementation.

More Resources

More Resources

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