Fish Processing Factory, For Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State

Fish Processing Factory, For Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State

ABSTRACT 

Most of the fish marketed throughout Nigeria are in either smoked or dried form. The technological requirement for other forms of preservation like chilling and freezing cannot be afforded by the small scale fisher men. Considerable quantities of fish processed for distant consumer markets are lost at handling, processing, storage and marketing stages. Significant losses occur through infestation by mites, insects, fungal infection and fragmentation during transportation. However, with steadily growing market, it has become imperative to process scientifically for better shelf life as well. This paper attempts to describe the effect of these losses on fish quality and suggests mechanized methods of protecting fish from agents of deterioration. This study is aimed at achieving effective production flow and circulation in a processing factory, which may pose a serious problem. Through the application of primary and secondary means of research, this study has employed a good production flow line and made use of a circulation pattern to achieve effective production flow and circulation in the design of a fish processing factory.