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FAO: Barbados could save millions by scaling up fish silage production

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Barbados (Barbados Today) – An official of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says Barbados can save millions in foreign exchange if it increases the production and use of fish shilage in the agriculture sector.

FAO Representative Juan Cheaz Peleaz made the recommendation at the Fish Silage Project Completion Workshop at the Fisheries Division headquarters in Bridgetown on Wednesday.

The project which started in 2019 as a collaborative effort of the FAO, Ministry of the Blue Economy, and the Argentina government, seeks to assist local fish vendors in recognising the benefits of silage production, as well as best practices when it comes to reducing fish wastage.

Fish silage is a liquid product made from whole fish or parts of fish that are liquefied by the action of natural enzymes in the fish, in the presence of an added acid. It is used as an ingredient in animal feed.

Cheaz Peleaz insisted that upping fish silage production would have significant benefits for farmers and Barbados.

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