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Production of different type of dry fish and its yield measurement at Veraval, Gujarat, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Fisheries Resource Management, College of Fisheries, Junagadh Agricultural University, Veraval, Gujarat, India
  • 2College of Fisheries, Junagadh Agricultural University, Veraval, Gujarat, India
  • 3Department of Fisheries Resource Management, College of Fisheries, Junagadh Agricultural University, Veraval, Gujarat, India
  • 4Post Graduate Institute of Fisheries Education and Research, Kamdhenu University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 6, Issue (7), Pages 28-32, June,2 (2017)


Drying is one of the oldest, cheapest and popular known method of preservation of food. Dry products are in great demand both within and outside the country and form an important source of protein rich food in various forms. The consumption of dried fishes is about 32% of the total marine landings in India. Marine fish drying is a very common in Veraval coastal areas. The dry fish marketing involves a long marketing channel system starting from the fresh fish supplier, dried fish processor, Wholesalers to Retailers and consumers. Primary data were collected by face-to-face interview and secondary data were collected from various sources. Veraval is one of the leading fish producer in Gujarat state. Major species available in this region are Silver croaker, catfish, gropers, ribbon fish, lizard fish, mackerels, Tuna, shrimp etc. Processed fish are sun dried on racks, pole, platform or mats lay on the ground. Fish yield calculated on the base of processed (whole, fillet, headless) fish for drying. After drying, dried fish are stored in yard, which is purchased by wholesalers and retailers. Dried fish transport is either mechanized vans or small trucks. Local fisher woman sale the collected dried fish in nearby region market. Drying is good source to utilize bycatch and source of income for poor people. Marine dried fish marketing play an important role in the economy of Veraval as well as in India, contributing to increase food production, diversification of the economy and increase employment opportunities.


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