Inland Fisheries

Technical reports presented at the projects seminar on Improved utilization of Nile perch. GCP-KEN-055. Project report. 9461.

Food security & nutritional role

Present ways of handling Nile perch are chiefly artisanal. Catching and landing by canoes , transfer to fish banda, thereafter distribution to markets and processing sites are all steps in a chain which lacks modern facilities. An exception is the collection of fish by trucks carrying ice in insulated holds.

The inadequacy of these methods results in loss of freshness and depreciated market value. The need for improvement is stressed.