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Fish smoking in Elmina, Central region (Ghana)

Credit: John Francis Ababio (Ghana)

The two photos show fish smoking in Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana. Fish is smoked using an oven constructed with mud bricks. This oven is called the Chorkor smoker.

Smoking is mostly done by fishmongers who buy the fresh fish from fishermen. In Ghana, most of the fishing vessels are owned by women. These women take the fish from the fishermen and then sell to other fish traders. Otherwise, they smoke or dry it and transport it to the cities and market centers to sell. 

 Fish smoking in Ghana (01) Fish smoking in Ghana (02)

 

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