Expert Workshop on Estimating Food Loss and Wasted Resources from Gillnet and Trammel Net Fishing

 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin organized an Expert Workshop on Estimating Food Loss and Wasted Resources from Gillnet and Trammel Net Fishing at Cochin during 8-10 April, 2015.

Expert Workshop on Estimating Food Loss and Wasted Resources from Gillnet and Trammel Net FishingExpert Workshop on Estimating Food Loss and Wasted Resources from Gillnet and Trammel Net Fishing

The Workshop was formally inaugurated by Dr. C.N. Ravishankar, Director, ICAR-CIFT, Cochin.

Dr. Petri Suuronen, FAO Fishery Industry Officer noted that “we need to understand and quantify the sources of food loss in gillnet and trammel net fishing operations in order to identify technological and management options to reduce food loss from these fishing operations.”          

During the three-day meeting, experts discussed and agreed on a methodology inclusive of all the value chain, for estimating food loss from gillnet and trammel net fishing operations, including potential sites to pilot the methodology

The Workshop brought together experts from India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Tanzania, Thailand, United States of America and Viet Nam.

(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin)