Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

Post-harvest fish loss assessment in small-scale fisheries: A guide for the extension officer

Post-harvest fish loss assessment in small-scale fisheries: A guide for the extension officer

Post-harvest fish losses are a major concern and occur in most fish distribution chains throughout the world. Not only do losses constitute lost income to fishers, processors and traders but they also contribute to food insecurity – a loss of fish means less fish available for the consumer.
This manual has been developed as a tool to guide fisheries extension workers and other development practitioners on ways in which to assess post-harvest fish losses and help plan reduction interventions in small-scale fisheries (SSFs).

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