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Fish By-catch

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Every year as much as 20 million tonnes of edible fish may be thrown away at sea by shrimp trawlers, and most of this waste occurs off the coast of those countries where food is in short supply. This documentary describes how one country, Guyana, set about to change this situation. Shrimp trawlers have been equipped to handle both shrimp and fish, and a pilot plant in Georgetown has been built to process this new fish by-catch. The film also documents the techniques that have been developed to process and preserve fish, as well as the beginnings of a distribution system and export business.

1980, 12 min 40 s

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