Dr. Ravishankar C.N, Director, ICAR-CIFT inaugurating the sea food delivery and retail outlet
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin has developed a motor operated table top fish descaling machine (5 kg capacity) for easy removal of scales. This machine can remove scales from almost all species/sizes of fishes ranging from marine to freshwater species like Sardine, Tilapia, Rohu etc. The body of machine is made up of stainless steel (SS) square tube and the rotating drum is fabricated with food grade steel (SS 304). It has a the 0.5 hp AC motor with proper belt reduction mechanism to achieve required drum speed of 20-30 rpm. The total cost of the descaling machine is about Rs 35,000/- excluding GST which is affordable for small scale and retail fish processors/sellers/vendors. The table top descaling machine was launched by ICAR-CIFT at the sea food delivery and retail outlet, The Town Harbour, Madom Junction, Edapally, Cochin on 11 June, 2018. In addition, ICAR-CIFT provided technological support for sea food processing and packaging. The sea food delivery and retail outlet was formally inaugurated by Dr. Ravishankar C.N, Director, in presence of Dr. George Ninan, I/c ABI, ICAR-CIFT and other staff members of ICAR-CIFT, Cochin.