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Table 6 Capacity index of smoking industry

From: Ensuring food security: an analysis of the industrial smoking fishery sector of Ghana



Capacity utilisation

Up to 50%


120 m3

Logistics and marketing

Can easily be contacted by phone, email and a few, websites

Are easily found on Internet as partners of some projects

Labour productivity

Up to 1.3 t/person/year

Technology and processes

High technology equipment (bought in Europe, North America) in most cases composed of:




Waste material utilisation

Selling the waste to various farms (piggery, poultry and fish) to mix their food

Products quality

Depending on species, and on the order of the client: either whole or sliced, gutted sometimes light brown to dark colour

Packaging and labelling

Packaging in brown soft paper, and in boxes, labelled with the approved number