Category: Fishing technology | Technology

Use of algae as fish bait in the Dharla River, Kurigram

This photograph is taken from Dharla River, Kurigram, showing bunch of algae used as fish bait

Introduction: Alga (Pl. algae) can be defined as, the primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems, roots and leaves.[1] With a little bit more explanation algae can also be defined as: Algae are very large and diverse group of simple, typically autotrophic …read more

Category: Fishing technology | Technology

Electro Fishing

Now a day, electro fishing is being successfully used in the many countries of the world. Commercial electric fishing is common in these countries both for river and sea fishing. Electro fishing is an unconventional method of fish collection and used to catch fishes through saving time, labor, money and man-power. Also, this method does not affect the growth, the viability and the reproductive capacity of the fishes; moreover, food …read more

Category: Processing and Preservation | Technology

Fish Drying and Dehydration

Sorting of dried fish

Sorting of dried fish

Fish is an extremely perishable food item and required preservation for future uses. Several preservation methods are followed over the world for preserving fish. Aim of all these methods is same- to extend the shelf-life of fish so that …read more

Category: Quality control | Technology

HACCP: Opening a New Dimension of Quality Control

It was until mid 90s since before the word HACCP was not a familiar word for Bangladeshis. People were unaware about the quality of any product since they blindly believed what the company is advertising must be based on some legal background. In 1995 when a lion share of shrimp and prawn export product of Bangladesh failed to fulfill the quality requirement set by the foreign buyer only then the …read more

Category: Quality control | Technology

Implements of HACCP in Prawn Culture in Bangladesh

Background: The need for an effective food safety assurance method (HACCP)

Food borne diseases remain one of the most widespread public health problems in the contemporary world. The increasing incidents of many foods borne illness (i.e. Salmonellosis) in many regions of the world. Increasing awareness of the economic consequences of food borne diseases. Increasing consumers’ awareness of food safety. Emerging food borne pathogens. Low price of exported prawns in international …read more

Category: Fishing technology | Technology

Fishing technique in rural areas of northern Bangladesh during Monsoon

Fishing from natural resources is an ancient practice resembling the history of human beings. Particularly this scenario is very common in the rural areas during monsoon. When agricultural lands, road side canals, ditches, flood plains etc. are flooded during the monsoon, fishing activity starts in an intensifying means. Although fishing technique began through using hands but with the change of time and evolutionary process, this technique is also changed. At …read more