Category Archive: Fish processing (Cleaning – cooling – freezing – drying – salting – smoking)

This category covers all types of fish processing whether done in special establishments or in fish markets. The processing includes cleaning, cooling, freezing, drying, salting and smoking. Fish being processed could be farmed fish or captured from natural resources.

Jun 24 2017

Nile perch swim bladder from neglecting to trading (video)

Typically, swim bladder in fish contains gas (usually oxygen) and functions as a hydrostatic organ, enabling the fish to maintain its depth without floating upward or sinking. Nile perch (Lates niloticus) is a luxury fish with high commercial value in Africa especially when exported. Upon processing Nile perch not long ago, whether in local markets or for export, …

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May 06 2017

Cannery row tells the story on the booming and collapse of sardine fishery in Monterey, California

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)   The inserted picture was taken on January 22, 2015 during my visit to the cannery row, the street that witnessed the sardine explosion and then collapse of sardine fishery in Monterey, California (USA). The first cannery in the row was born in 1901 and soon …

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Apr 22 2017

Trade of dried fish in India

Photo credit: ICSF Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     The inserted picture shows women selling dried fish in a typical dried fish market in India. The following is a brief review on fish drying in India. According to a recent study (2016), only 6% of fish catch in India is …

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Apr 01 2017

Display of smoked-dried fish in Chad

Photos’ credit: Photos credit: Aliadoumadji Rimadoum (Chad) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)   The inserted pictures show the display of smoked/sun-dried fish in Chad in which fish are split in halves, gutted and hanged vertically.   According to published surveys on the state of fish processing, about 20% of fish caught in …

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Jan 30 2017

Tree-drying of octopus on Lofanga Island

Source of the photo:  Clifford Gessler, 1937. Dangerous islands Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)       This black & white picture was taken in “Lofanga Island” during 1930s. This island (1.4 km2) which belongs to Kingdom of Tonga (South Pacific) is a small coastal community with only of 39 households …

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Jan 09 2017

Fish export from Oman – Video

  This video was filmed during a brief visit to the facility of Oman Fisheries Company (Muscat) facility in 2013.  According to FAO, 99,007 tons of fish with amount of about 142.9 million US$ of fish has been exported from Oman in 2013. The major export destinations for Oman fishery products in general are the …

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Oct 02 2016

Para-boiling of small fish in Malawi

Photo credit: Charles Bernard Makuya (Malawi) Review: Charles Bernard Makuya and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)   Landed fish in Malawi are marketed in variety of forms including fresh, iced, frozen, smoked, sun-dried or para-boiled before drying. While fresh fish is more popular in villages and towns near the lakes and rivers, …

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Aug 18 2016

Preparation of dried seafood mix in South Korea – Video

Video credit: Hisham El Gazzar (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)   This video was filmed in the Busan area (South Korea) The video shows the typical process of preparing the mixture of dried seafood that composes seaweed, shrimp and fish. It is obvious that the mixing process in the …

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Aug 01 2016

Slaughtering and filleting bluefin tuna caught in Libyan waters (Video)

Video credit: Abdallah Elmgawshi (Libya) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) Source: www.fishconsult.org       The video shows the slaughtering of bluefin tuna (Thynnus thunnus) before lifting it by tail and placing it on the ship’s deck where the processing takes place. The few minutes taken in cutting the head, …

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Jul 30 2016

Fish sun-drying in Malawi

Credit: Medicine Alexander Dazilone (Malawi)     This picture was taken in Mangochi, Malawi close to Malawi College of fisheries. Fish sun drying is very common in Malawi and it is a preferred method when processing small sized fish like E. Sardella. Consumers like these smaller sized fish not only because of a method that …

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