Role of middlemen in fish trade in Gambia

Credit: Peter K Mendy (Gambia)

The two photos show the middlemen with their bicycles or motorbikes at the Tanji landing site. These middlemen buy small quantity of pelagic fish such as bonga, Ethmolosa fimbriata and sardinella for selling it in nearby villages located about 5-15 km from the landing site. During the trip, fish are carried in baskets with ice or are sometimes kept damp using materials such as wet seaweeds or wet jute bags to protect fish from the sun and hence maintain fish freshness and quality.

Fish middlemen in Gambia (01) Fish middlemen in Gambia (02)


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