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Category: 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.

Tilapia and catfish smoking in Nigeria

Photos’ credit: Hassan Shettima Modu (Nigeria) Description:  Hassan Shettima Modu and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The photos show a type of fish smokers used to produced tilapia and African catfish. The consumer preference for smoked fish is high due to its taste, color and texture. The smoker shown in the pictures …

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Drying of Lake Tanganyika sardines in Zambia

Photo credit: Nathan Chama (Zambia) Description: Nathan Chama and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows a woman while drying some Tanganyika sardine Stolothrissa miodon which is known in Zambia as “kapenta”. The sardine drying takes place on the beaches of Lake Tanganyika in Nsumbu area (Zambia). Dried kapenta fetches …

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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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Sun-drying of sardines for the use in fish feed in Gabon

Photo credit: Firmin Sangangoumou Nicaise and Talia Gladis Elingui (Gabon) Review: Firmin Sangangoumou Nicaise, Talia Gladis Elingui and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows the sun-drying of sardines in Gabon. On the average, two days are sufficient for the drying of sardines which are caught from the sea. The …

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Processing of rainbow trout in Colombia

Photo credit: Marleyi Acuna Torres and Sandra Magally Sanchez Trujillo (Colombia) Review: Marleyi Acuna Torres, Sandra Magally Sanchez and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows a fish processing facility located in Silvia, Cauca (Colombia). The facility processes rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). This processing plant belongs to “Apropesca” -Association of producers and …

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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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Processing of sharks with zero waste – Oman

The inserted pictures show the processing of shark as carried out in a processing plant located in Wilayat Quiryat, Sultanate of Oman. The followings are the products and so the uses of different processed products. Dried shark: As shown in the pictures, the shark meat is dried on screen rack. During drying, the meat is …

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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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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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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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