Post harvest practices of farmed tilapia in Egypt – Video

Credit for the clip: Samuel Simon Zigizo (South Sudan)   Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal

As the awareness on fish quality and safety increases among fish farmers in Egypt, post harvest procedures have significantly developed. The video shows tilapia how tilapia harvest is transferred in netting scoop nets and placed temporary into a tank whereas crushed ice is spread over the fish before placing fish into plastic baskets for weighing before being iced and loaded on the truck to be taken to the target market. Immediate icing after harvesting enhances the management of Rigor mortis and hence will maintain the high quality of harvested fish. This post harvest procedures will be sufficient for local marketing whereas the distance between production sites and target market is relatively short that ranges from 10s to few hundreds of kilometers. 

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