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Construction and maintenance of artisanal fishing harbours and village landings.










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    The increasing cost and scarcity of durable boatbuilding timbers have affected the construction of fishing craft around the world. The developed world has by and large witnessed the transfer from traditional wooden boatbuilding methods to either less conventional wood construction techniques (e.g., plywood or wood laminates) or non-wood materials such as fibre reinforced plastic (FRP), steel, aluminium and ferrocement. These techniques generally favour less labour intensive methods of constructi on. In the developing world where timber is still the predominant boatbuilding material, the scarcity and high cost of good quality timber have not meant that less wooden boats are being built, but rather that building quality has deteriorated through the use of poor quality timber. At the same time, however, attempts have been made to diversify construction methods with varying degrees of success. This publication is intended to benefit those who are considering ferrocement construction; it is assumed that those who use the book are already conversant in small fishing vessel construction.
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    Participatory landing site development for artisanal fisheries livelihoods. Users’ manual. 2004
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    "Participatory landing site development for artisanal fisheries” provides guidance on landing site development planning. This manual helps those working at artisanal fisheries landing sites to identify, collect and analyse information in a participatory way, and consequently to create and seek support for a development plan. It goes beyond simple data collection to explain how to write a project proposal and gives pointers on how to find funding, as well as technical and other support. In additi on to well-known participatory methods of data collection and analysis, the manual includes transects in the fisheries production chain. This unique tool was adapted from the agricultural transect walk. The material is based on a number of cases in West Africa but the principles are applicable worldwide.
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    Standard design for small-scale modular slaughterhouses
    FAO Animal Produciton and Health Paper, no. 73
    1988
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    In many developing countries lack of appropriate slaughtering facilities and unsatisfactory slaughtering techniques may cause unnecessary losses in meat as well as in valuable byproducts and may be a major constraint in increasing animal production. Animals are slaughtered in places which are frequently polluted with blood, intestinal contents and dirty effluents, and which are not protected against insects, rodents and dogs. Meat produced under such conditions will quickly deteriorate due to th e bacterial load and could cause food poisoning. In the absence of inspection, meat from sick or parasite infested animals may well be a vector for spreading diseases affecting human beings as well as animals. Furthermore, meat quality is adversely affected by careless handling under unsanitary conditions in the meat market or shops. In addition, byproducts are not properly utilized and, instead of being an asset, are considered as a nuisance.

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