Kochi: Central Institute of Fisheries Technology(CIFT) has introduced a new technology to convert fish waste into poultry feed. It is learned that the idea will control dumping fish waste in market and canals.
“We can reuse waste to make income by converting fish waste into poultry and fish feed,” said scientists in CIFT.
The fish waste will be processed without much expense. Groundnut cakes, corn and bran will be mixed with fish waste to make feed. Fish waste will be boiled in high flame to make a new product out of it.
It is reported that a nutritious feed will be prepared for chicken and fish in the farms. CIFT has developed the machines to produce the feed.
Fish waste in cities became a major source of pollution. It is learned that if the technology becomes successful, fish waste can find a market.
CIFT is all set to arrange units to produce feed by processing 30 kg of fish waste. It will have an expenditure of at least Rs 1.5 lakh.
“We are planning to introduce fish waste feed units operated by Kudumbashree groups and small industries,” said Fish Processing Programme coordinator Dr. A Sainudeen, a scientist at CIFT.
CIFT has already started a workshop on the project at CIFT campus in Willingdon Island. The workshop was organised with the financial aid from Central Fisheries Development Board.