Future of fish processing industry of India

Pillai, V K (1973) Future of fish processing industry of India. MBAI Special Publication dedicated to Dr. N K Panikkar (1). pp. 271-275.



The fish processing industry in India, during the past ten years has been rather exclusively concerned with shrimps largely because of the easy market which the shrimps provide abroad. The impact of shrimp export has not been very healthy, as the industry failed to diversify itself to other fish and fish products. Shortage of Shrimps as raw material in some areas or in certain seasons has led to under utilization of the freezing and canning plants. Surely the future of the processing industry in India does not lie in shrimps alone, for these constitute only about 12% of the country's total catch. Therefore, all other fishes including the trash fish should be considered first as, important by the industry. The Central Institute of Fisheries Technology has made considerable advance on the economic utilization of many other varieties of fish. These include marketing of the entire fish, fish fillets and picked meat. Other products such as fish flour, fish protein concentrate, fish hydrolysate, fish soup powder, fish flakes and fish sausages seem to have great possibilities. Little known products such as bacteriological peptone prepared from trash fish are also important.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:fish processing industry; India
Subjects:Fishery Technology
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:2472
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:18 Aug 2010 11:23
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