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    After one of the heaviest herring catches in the past ten years, Ghana's fishing industry is facing increasing problems in finding storage space for the ship-loads of fish being landed.

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    After one of the heaviest herring catches in the past ten years, Ghana's fishing industry is facing increasing problems in finding storage space for the ship-loads of fish being landed.

    At the coastal port of Tema, near the capital of Accra, additional storage facilities have had to be found to cope with the influx.

    Developments also have been made in the traditional methods of smoking the catch. New types of ovens which can handle much greater quantities of fish are being introduced by the Ghanaian Fisheries Department.

    The Department has plans to build additional cold storage plants in other regional capitals and coastal centres to enable a constant supply of fish to be maintained. These will have capacities of up to 2,500 tons of fish.

    Smaller cold stores will be built in a number of towns that will be able to handle up to 270 tons for local distribution.

    SYNOPSIS: At the port of Tema, near the Ghanaian capital of Accra fishing fleets unload one of the heaviest catches of herring in the past ten years. The huge catch has placed a great strain on the country's storage facilities and emergency measures have had to be taken to accommodate it.

    As the boatloads of fish pour in, the normal sales of fresh fish have not been able to keep apace. Companies with cold storage facilities have offered space for some of the fish to be kept for leaner seasons.

    The Ghanaian Fisheries Department's own cold storage facilities are almost Filled. The department has plans to build additional cold storage plants in other regional capitals and coastal centres to enable a constant supply of fish to be maintained. These will have capacities of up to 2,500 dons of fish. Smaller cold stores will be built in a number of towns to handle up to 270 tons for local distribution. This will ensure retail outlets also are constantly supplied.

    Developments also have been made in the traditional methods of preserving the catch...mainly by smoking. New types of ovens with bigger capacities are being introduced by the Fisheries Department. These are able to handle up to 500 fish at a time.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ILGPGJUDZO13APGIGXGFONMU
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ILGPGJUDZO13APGIGXGFONMU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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