Processing fish by drying them. Image credit MediaWiki

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Natural Resources: Fishing:Fish processing and marketing

  • Most of the fish are sold fresh at the fishing ports and major urban areas in the region.
  • Use of refrigerated facilities has become increasingly important.
  • Some fresh fish are transported into the major population centres in the interior of Southern Africa for marketing.
  • An example of such a centre is the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
  • Some of the fish are sun-dried, salted or smoked before marketing.
  • Fish canning industries have been set up in most fishing ports of South Africa and Namibia.
  • Canned fish are either marketed in the region or exported.
  • Fish have provided a source of protein for most families in the SADC region.
  • By-products from the fish processing industries include fish oils, medicines, animal feed and fertilizers.

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