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Traditional Fish Processing and Economic Status of Fishermen of Central India with Special reference to Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Biotechnology, Govt. Digvijay Post Graduate (Autonomous) College, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (9), Pages 33-42, September,10 (2015)

Abstract

Traditional fishing and fish processing are very significant activity in Chhattisgarh. The fishing and fish processing in Chhattisgarh is related with the culture, employment and protection of food. This present study was done to find out the traditional methodology of fish processing in Rajnandgaon and also to recognize the economic status of fishermen involve in fish processing. Data was collected by a survey between July to December 2014 in five local markets and some colonies of fishermen. Personal interview and on sight observation was taken for the fish processing methodology, preservation technique and economic status of fishermen. A total of 15 species of processed fish was collected during the investigation period. Half burning and sun drying were found as a common traditional method for processing of fish. Bamboo stick made vessels and jhangi was founded as local technique adopted for the preservation of fish. The economic status was found not enough for the fishermen. The fishermen want to large scale production of processed fish to flouriest the business. The active involvement of females was found during the investigation. The processed fish obtained from the traditional methodology were found cheap and satisfactory to the customers.

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