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Post-harvest hazards at Khartoum and Almourda Fish markets

Post-harvest hazards at Khartoum and Almourda Fish markets

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Title: Post-harvest hazards at Khartoum and Almourda Fish markets
Author: Mohammed, Abd Elrahman Ibrahim ElHag
Abstract: This study was designed to assess the environmental consequences of fish handling at Khartoum central fish market (KCFM) and Almourda fish market (MFM). Questionnaires, direct visits and group discussions at KCFM and MFM were the methods of data collection. The questionnaires were filled by the target groups (cleaners, wholesalers, fish mongers (transporters). Collection of data was between August to December 2002. Direct visits and group discussions were based on eight biweekly visits during the working hours between 6 am to 11 am to both markets. The results obtained showed that the current handling practices in both markets are poor and unhygienic. It also revealed inadequate preservation means and facilities, improper and unhygienic cleaning practices that leads to quick spoilage of fish. These are reflected in offensive smell and huge amount of wastes that contaminates the markets. The study recommended that more effort is needed to improve the market environment, to maintain a high quality fish and hygienic standard from fish handling throughout marketing.
Description: 73page
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/10588
Date: 2015-05-11


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