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.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
British Council. Kenya, government. International Development Research Centre (Nairobi).