Credit: Peter K Mendy (Gambia)
The photos show the smoking of fish in Tanji landing site. The species which are often smoked include bonga (Ethmolosa fimbriata) 40%, Catfish( Arius Spp) and Baracuda (Spyraena Spp), Shark, polydactylus quadrilis, and sardinella spp. The smoked fish are highly accepted –especially smoked bonga- and widely consumed in the country due to its affordability and availability all-year round. In general, bonga constitutes 80% of the landings; 40% of which are preserved by smoking. The smoking is done by hired men. Smoked fish is always cheaper compared to fresh fish. A part of smoked fish is exported to neighbor countries like Nigeria.