Dr. C.N. Ravishankar, Director, ICAR-CIFT, Cochin, explainingthe benefits of refrigeration enabled Fish Vending Kiosk
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology have developed a refrigeration enabled fish vending kiosk to improve the unhygienic handling and marketing practices of fisher folks. The special feature of kiosk is its fish storage cum display facility and a well insulated refrigeration system. In this unit, consumer can see the fishes directly through transparent cover and select according to their choice of purchase.Under ideal operating conditions, the unit can extend the shelf life of fish for 4 to 5 days and increases marginal benefit to fish vendors. This kiosk is found to be favourable and affordable to small scale and retail fish vendors for investment on refrigeration enabled fish vending kiosk developed ICAR-CIFT. The refrigeration enabled fish vending kiosk has been launched by ICAR-CIFT at Santhom Mart and Food Court, Mundamveli, Kochi on 16.12.2017. The first unit of kiosk was inaugurated by Mr. K.J. Maxi, Member of Legislative Assembly, Kochi, Ernakulam in the presence of Dr.C.N. Ravishankar, Director, ICAR-CIFT, Cochin.
ICAR-CIFTdesign of refrigeration enabled fish vending kioskat Santhom Mart and Food Court, Mundamveli, Kochi