Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR) Sri Lanka. National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) Sri Lanka. United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme (UNU-FTP) Iceland. Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) Iceland.
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National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA)
United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme (UNU-FTP)
Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA)
Quality and Safety Issues in Fish Handling
A course in quality and safety management in
fishery harbours in Sri Lanka
NARA, DFAR, ICEIDA and UNU-FTP
After this lecture participants will be familiar with:
“Cleaning” fish with harbour water
(Ganegamarachchi, et al 2004)
Good or bad?
it plays a favourable role e.g. cheese ripening, wine and vinegar production
its mechanical properties cannot be obtained with other available materials e.g. butcher's block
Splinters can result in foreign body contamination
Wood cutting tableUse of wood???????
Wooden surfaces must be
cleaned effectively and disinfected
because they can retain
microorganisms which can grow
in the presence of nutrients
In a fish handling environment there are various demands regarding cleanliness in each area
low risk area and high risk area
traffic of people and vehicles
The areas must be separated according to these demands
high hygienic demands
Different zone are:
zoning will be
………must remain realistic and affordable
Auction hall to close to pier
Wrong use of auction hall
Ref: Ice in fisheries. FAO fisheries technical paper no. 331 (1992)