26 Jul Women Groups Learn Quality Control and Labeling of Processed Fish Products

In July, our Building a Sustainable Seafood Industry to Support Coastal Communities in the Arafura Sea’ (SeaNet Indonesia) Project conducted a two-day training on quality control and labelling for women groups in  Ngan village, Kei Besar and at Sathean village, Kei Kecil in Southeast Maluku. The training was organized to ensure that the women produce high quality processed fish that are readily acceptable in the market.

The women from Ngan village  are engaged in processing flying fish floss and dried salted-flying fish Meanwhile the women from Sathean village process fish floss and dried fish.  The two –day training focused on standardized production process from preparation to ready-packed product. The women were also given materials that will help them with businesses planning and in establishing a learning center in the village that will help them teach other women on how to make high quality processed fish.

Risna, a participant from Ngan village said that training  gave her knowledge on understanding about  business calculation. “We got knowledge how to determine product price to avoid loss. Now we also already know how to manage the profit for the sake of the group.”

Curently, the women groups are supplying their flying fish floss and dried fish products,  to one of the supermarkets  in Langgur. The product has have already gained Halal Certificate from Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), known in English as Indonesian Ulema Council. Training on labeling and quality control will be also given to women groups in Samkai, one Seante’s Project’s sites in Merauke. The SeaNet partner groups in this area do processing of  fish meat into fish meatball.

SeaNet is being implemented by CTC, in collaboration with TierraMar, and funded by the Australian Government.

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