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

Skills and Knowledge for Processing Plants

Some of the key knowledge and skills required in order to prevent and reduce food loss and waste (FLW) include: 

  • By-product/waste handling 
  • Chilling and chilled storage  
  • Freezing and frozen storage 
  • Packaging 
  • Labelling 
  • Regulatory requirements for animal by products, food waste disposal 
  • Temperature monitoring 
  • Good hygienic practice 
  • By-product utilization

Key Publications

Fishery By-Products

Important by-products of commercial value like fish meal, fish oil, fish silage, fish protein concentrates are described.

How to Transform Fish Waste into Animal Feed

Step by step guide for using fish waste to make animal feed.                                                                          

Making Waste Work: A Toolkit

A guide for community waste management in low and middle income countries.                                                  


More Resources

More Resources

One of the major issues prevailing in the fisheries and aquaculture industry in Sri Lanka is the high loss and waste of fish, and it has become necessary to introduce strategies aimed at preventing and...
What happens to fish after it is caught has a big impact on its quality. This guide is for fishers, vessel owners, extension services, and anyone interested in how to maintain fish quality.
In order to support long-term capacity building for women, the SSF Umbrella Programme conducted a review to identify successfully adopted post-harvest best practices that should be disseminated more widely to help reduce fish loss and...