Lack of cold storage main cause of food loss in fishing sector

While visiting the Kiwayu and Ngomeni Beach Management Units (BMU), the chairmen and members noted that the most prominent issues were lack of cold storage facilities which ultimately lead to food loss.

Fishermen from both sites faced the same kind of challenges ranging from lack of freezers, expensive transport costs, middlemen exploiting the fishermen and lack of ready markets for competitive pricing.

Hashim Lale, Chairman of Kiwaiyu BMU said,” the main issue in their unit is the maintenance of their storage unit as well as lack of enough space to avoid the fish from rotting.”

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