The vessels' catch and storage capacity and quality of landed whitefish. Increased quality of whitefish landings from the coastal fleet
Publisher : Nofima AS
International Standard Numbers
Printed : 978-82-8296-610-8
Publication type : Nofima’s reports
Series : Nofima rapportserie 19/2020
Year : 2020
ARKIV : hdl.handle.net/11250/2654374
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Improved quality of fish landed by the coastal fleet has an impact on value creation and profitability, will reduce food waste and help strengthen the reputation as a seafood nation. Since we have a market failure the first-hand market for whitefish from the coastal fleet, we proposes regulations that include fishing vessels and fishermen's behavior which comprises: Soaking time especially for gill nets, but also long-line, catch size for Danish seiners, fast bleeding and immediately cooling, storage in crates, containers or tanks without the fish coming into pressure, gentle handling and fast gutting. We propose a certification scheme for vessels and catch handling that covers these conditions as well as a simple mandatory scheme for documenting knowledge on quality management for fishermen. It is also pointed out that today's regulations are not enforced consequently. Concrete improvements in regulations are also proposed.