The workshop was inaugurated by recitation from the holy Quran. All the participants introduce themselves in the workshop. After that Mr. Md. Rafiqul Islam, ED, BSFF addressed the welcome speech on behalf of the organization in the workshop where, he told how to use offal in a productive product. Before the inauguration of the session the chairman, chief guest and special guests have taken their respective seats.

Mr. Humayun Kabir, Director, BFFEA in his speech of Guest of Honor, he mentioned proper utilization of offal we can increase our earnings of foreign currency a lot.

Mr. Md Abdur Rashed, DD (Rtd.), FIQC in his speech of Guest of Honor, he said value addition in fish waste we can earn foreign currency. For that we have to know where and how to come fish waste and how to value added. We have to adaptation of technology for proper utilization of fish and shell fish waste.

Special Guest Mr. Shamim Haider, DFO, Khulna in his speech told that linkage between offal suppliers and fish meal producers very important to increase protein percentage in feed and reduce the price of feed.

Special Guest Mr. Profulla Kumar Sarker, DD, FIQC told in his speech that if we could produce fish meal from offal and use it in feed we can reduce the price of feed. We may also produce other cosmetics, ornaments and other materials from offal to reduce the in feed. He also said that we have to make proper utilization of offal to reduce the volume of waste materials.

Mr. Sheikh Abdul Baki, Vice President, BFFEA told in his speech that we need to utilize properly the offal in different way to utilize the waste product.

Chief guest Mr. Ranajit Kumar Paul, DD, DoF, Khulna told in his speech that it’s a different type of workshop where we may learn the use of offal and trash fish. We may use the offal to produce ornaments, cosmetics and many other things.

After the speech of guests, Mr. Md. Rafiqul Islam, ED, BSFF begin a participatory session on “Opportunities to Fish / Shrimp wastes in Bangladesh and its present condition, Processing & Value addition”. In which he discussed about difference between offal and waste, from fish we get 30 % waste/offal, from fillet product we may get 49-51% waste/offal, from shrimp we get 35% waste/offal. From fish we may get scale, fin, liver and head as waste/offal and from shrimp we may get head and shell as waste/offal. He also discussed about how waste raw materials currently handled and major challenge of utilization of offal. End of the session begin lunch and prayer break for 1 hrs.

After lunch break, Mr. Md. Abdur Rashed, DD (Rtd.), FIQC started a participatory session on “Chilling and preservation techniques of fish and shell fish wastage and its management”. In which he discussed about spoilage of fish and shell fish wastages, so it requires to chilling and preservation to use as offal. He also discussed about how to collect wastages and preservation techniques of offal.

In another session Mr. Md. Abdur Rashed, DD (Rtd.), FIQC present on “Different types of waste from Fish and shellfish processing plants, its usages, control measure and economic Impacts”. In which he discussed about environmental management of wastage, solid waste by products and its types, prevention and control techniques to reduce the amount of solid waste, use of solid waste. He also discussed about waste water, techniques of removal of solid waste & not to entry in waste water and economic impact of fish and shell fish by products.

After that Mr. Md. Rafiqul Islam, ED, BSFF begin a participatory session on “Technique of production of value added Fish by-products from Offal and Waste of Fish and Shell Fish and its economic impacts”. In which he discussed about what is value added products, benefits of value added products, different types of value added products and country which import value added products.

An open discussion ceremony was held at the end of all the session, in which feed millers told; we knew fish meal could be produce from offal, earn a lot of foreign currency from export of offal and it is difficult to collect prepare offal (chilling & preservation).

Representative from processing plan told; how could establish linkage between offal suppliers and other stakeholders, reduction of garbage of plants by utilization of waste products and could earn a lot of foreign currency from utilization of waste/offal.

Fish Inspection and Quality Control officers told; need to develop a linkage among all stakeholders regarding fish and shell fish waste/offal.

And DoF officials told; a new sight had open by this workshop.

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