Post harvest


Elements of the post-harvest sector have previously been considered part of the aquaculture or commercial fishing sectors but, more recently, they have become a sector in their own right.

There are many opportunities to improve the profitability of fishing and aquaculture in the post-harvest sector. These include reducing processing waste, improving the value-add of processed products, and gaining a better understanding of consumer needs. Research, Development and Extension funded by the FRDC could answer questions in all of these areas.

The post-harvest sector includes some businesses that are vertically integrated controlling a product from harvest to delivery to the consumer. However, many businesses only operate in one area of the supply chain. There are many opportunities to improve profitability through better supply-chain connections.