This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R7971: Field evaluation of a systems based
approach to the reduction of blowfly infestation of traditionally
processed fish in tropical developing countries.
Understanding the blowfly lifecycle is helping village fish processors
raise the quality of their products. Traditional methods of smoking,
drying and salting fish in the tropics are often very unhygienic and
between 25% and 90% go bad. Previously, processors were slow to adopt
simple hygienic measures, such as disposing of waste, making sure the
fish and utensils are clean, preparing brines properly, and drying fish
on frames rather than on the ground. But when they understand that
maggots in their fish come from blowflies they are quickly converted.
The guide to help fisheries authorities and NGOs teach processors how to
keep their products safe from blowfly maggots is being widely used in
Africa, South Asia and South East Asia.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (14 pp.) taken from the CD.
PHF11, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 105.