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Investigation into post-harvest losses of cured Nile perch (Lates niloticus) in Kenya

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A survey of causes of post-harvest losses of Nile perch (Lates niloticus) carried out in Kenya in 1987, revealed that losses are experienced by both fish processors and traders of cured fish during processing, handling and storage. The heaviest losses occur during the rainy season which also corresponds to the period when the highest catches are realised. The major causes of losses were found to be bacterial deterioration, blowfly larvae infestation, moulds and fragmentation. [Continues.]

Funding

British Council. Kenya, government. International Development Research Centre (Nairobi).

History

School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Chemical Engineering

Publisher

© N.K. Gitonga

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Publication date

1990

Notes

A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

Language

en

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Keywords

Exports