Adding value to fisheries products
This guide has been developed as a tool to support local project promoters in planning and implementing projects that seek to add value to local fishery and aquaculture products. It does not aim to give an exhaustive list of all possible approaches to adding value, which are as numerous as the different types of market or local production processes. Rather, it is designed to enable project promoters to structure their endeavours so as to maximise their chances of success.It is important to realise that the issue of maximizing the value derived from production applies to all levels of the fishing and aquaculture sector, whatever the size of the business or the species targeted. There are, therefore, as many possibilities for adding value as there are different types of production. However, the logic that is common to all actions to add value is to ensure that the product meets market requirements.