Of fish markets and environmental technologies

by | Aug 19, 2017

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Did you know that 70% of smoked fish exported from Nigeria to the United Kingdom is rejected by UK customs on grounds of poor processing standards. By our guesstimates, this has amounted to a loss of around £15.4 million in foreign revenue, from the UK alone, over a 17-year period.

The stats are depressing, considering the potential of processed dried fish as a major export that can boost the Nigerian economy. But is this a problem local technology can solve? Read more.

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