Title

Increasing the value of sea cucumber harvests by improving postharvest processing of fishers

Document Type

Conference publication

Publication details

Purcell, SW 2013, 'Increasing the value of sea cucumber harvests by improving postharvest processing of fishers', 8th SPC Heads of Fisheries Meeting and Meetings for the EU Funded SciCOFish and GEF OFMP2 Projects, Noumea, New Caledonia, 4-8 March, SPC Division of Fisheries.

Published version available from:

http://www.spc.int/fame/en/meetings/167-eighth-spc-heads-of-fisheries-meeting

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to:

i. describe the background and results of an ACIAR-PARDI Scoping study on current post-harvest processing and trade of sea cucumbers in Fiji, Tonga and Kiribati, conducted during 2011;

ii. summarise a follow-on ACIAR project to help improve the quality of postharvest processing by fishers in Fiji, Tonga and Kiribati, to be conducted from 2013–2016. Background