India is one of the major traders of fish and fishery products. In the world, in the year 2017-18, 1.37 million tonnes of fish and fishery products worth Rs.45000 crore has been exported by India. Approximately 0.3 million tonnes of seafood waste are being generated every year including the domestic as well as industrial seafood waste. The aquatic food waste generated can be used as a raw material for the production of many compounds which are useful in other industries like agriculture and food industry, chemicals and cosmetics, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical, textile and dye etc. It is highly essential that these wastes to be used to protect the environment, resources and for better economic growth.
The major products which can be derived from aquatic food waste are fish meal and oil, chitin and its derivatives, collagen and collagen derivatives, shrimp meal, squid meal, squid liver paste, muscle protein and their derivatives, fish maw, fish silage, squid and cuttlefish ink, cuttlebone powder, fish skin leather, fish calcium, fish manure and fish waste based fertilizers, fish soluble etc.
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) is working on improving the utilization of Aquatic food waste for more than six decades. Research of ICAR-CIFT focused on developing and optimizing the process for various products from aquatic food waste having utility in nutraceutical and health food formulations, farm inputs for agriculture and aquaculture application of process technology and product development in the relevant field. The ICAR-CIFT offers technologies for the following products. To upgrade any product party may contact ICAR-CIFT.
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology
Willingdon Island, Matsyapuri P O, Kochi-682 029, Kerala
Tel : +(91) 484 2412300
Fax : +(91) 484 2668212
Contact Name : Director, ICAR-CIFT, Cochin-29