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A manual for assessing post harvest fisheries losses

A manual for assessing post harvest fisheries losses

Ward, Ansen (1997) A manual for assessing post harvest fisheries losses. Manual. Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK.

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This is a manual of post-harvest fish loss assessment methodologies. The manual describes two methodologies that can be used to generate information on post-harvest fish losses. Chapter 2 describes the informal methodology which will generate qualitative and indicative quantitative data on post-harvest fish losses. Chapter 3 describes a recall questionnaire methodology designed to generate quantitative data. The data these methodologies produce will assist those responsible for fisheries planning and policy making to understand fish losses and to go on, if need be, to make informed decisions about how best to reduce losses. The manual draws heavily on research by the ODA-funded NRI Post-harvest Fish Losses Project which over a period of three years set out to develop and field test methodologies to assess post-harvest fish losses. It is designed to be a practical guide for those who wish to investigate post-harvest fish losses and is aimed at those who will be involved in implementing loss assessments, i.e. fisheries researchers, extension workers, post-harvest specialists and socio-economists. The manual will be of interest to those working for bilateral and multilateral organisations who are concerned with fisheries development and management issues and the reduction of post-harvest fish losses. Although the methodologies presented were developed in the context of artisanal fisheries there may be scope for the manual to be used by people in private sector business to characterise losses in their particular environment for the purpose of increasing efficiency and profit.

Item Type: Monograph (Manual)
Uncontrolled Keywords: post-harvest, assessment, fisheries, loss, fish, loss assessment, methodology, data collection, data analysis, postharvest losses
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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