The increasing export of fish maws, which are mainly residual bladder, a bi-product in local fish processing must be immediately regulated in light of the rising prices within and on the international market in China, according to fish processors. Sujal Goswami, the Chairman of the Uganda Fish Processors and Exporters Association, says even at just 2% of the fish, it is now facing a market value 5 times more than the actual fish fillet, albeit with increased and irregular export lines.
The demand for guidelines and formalization on the export of fish maws, comes at a time of increased global requirements on traceability and quality assurance within the industry which earns the country $154m in export returns.
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