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Category: Fish markets and displays

This category covers fish markets and displays at different levels whether in rural communities, retail shops, wholesale markets, modern markets and in landing sites. Examples from several countries are included.

Display of tarpon in a fish market (La Paz – Bolivia)

Photo credit: Andres Loayza Apaza (Bolivia) –  Review: Andres Loayza Apaza and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted photo shows the display and sale of tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) in the popular market town of La Paz, the administrative capitalof Bolivia. The displayed tarpon is fished in the Pilcomayo River and moved over …

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Indigenous knowledge: Use of green mint and basil for keeping fish freshness in open markets

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) Like many people I used to see green plants below fish displays. Frankly speaking, I never paid attention to the type of such plants thinking that it serves as a cushion preventing displayed fish from possible skin abrasion. Only last month (April 2019), I asked several …

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Indigenous knowledge: Lake sand and fish freshness (Nyumba ya mengi Lake) Tanzania

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) During my visit to Mbuyuni fish market (Kilimanjaro) during September 2018, I noticed in some fish containers that sand is spread among displayed fish biomass. I have been told by the fish trader that Nyumba ya Mengi Lake which is not far from the market is …

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Dagaa dominates the dried-fish market in Tanzania – Video

This video was filmed in a village market at Kilimanjaro (Tanzania). As expected, the as a village market, very many items are vegetables, fruits, home utilities, and a lot more. In regard to fish, only dried, salted and smoked fish are displayed. Dagaa, such small fish whether dried/salted, and or smoked seemed dominated the fish …

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A happy moment in Mwarda fish market (Sudan)

  Thanks to friends who captured this happy moment while visiting Mwarda fish market (Sudan) and handling a specimen of elephant-snout fish.  How nice we were able to laugh from the heart.  No matter how our work schedule is tight and life turns busy, we need a moment to relief hearts. Thanks to the kind …

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A quick tour in Mwarda fish market in Umdorman Sudan (Video)

This video was filmed in Mwarda fish market which is located in Umdorman. All fish displayed is freshwater fish with tilapia is the most preferred and traded species in the market. There are quite a few species other than tilapia including African catfish, Nile perch, and others. The market has a designated part for simple …

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Touring the fish display in Zorritos market (Mercado de Zorritos) – Tumbes, Peru

Photo credit: Samart Detsathit (Thailand) Review: Samart Detsathit and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) In the fish part of the Zorritos market, fresh fish and seafood are displayed and sold. Because the market is next to the beach where a large number of fishing boats land the catch, the freshness of fish …

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Musoma fish market in Tanzania

Photo credit: KIVA-API (build.kiva.org) Review: KIVA – API and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The market shown in the picture is located in Musoma District, which is among the six districts of Mara Region with its ~ 130,000 population is located in the northern part of Tanzania.  Most people in Musoma make …

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Landing and auctioning of Bluefin tuna in Oman (Video)

Ownership and review of this video: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) The video was filmed in the Berka fish market, Oman. This fish market has witnessed a significant improvement as the design of the market has been adopted the participatory approach including officials, fish quality staff, and fishermen. During the visit, …

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Oven fish grilling in a fish market in Egypt (Video)

Video ownership and description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)     I filmed this video on January 4, 2018, during my visit to a relatively large fish market in Cairo (Zaton market). The facility shown is typical oven similar to the ones which have been used in bread making in rural …

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