Overview of UFPEA and sample Statistics
Uganda Fish Processors and Exporters Association (UFPEA) is an umbrella organisation representing the private sector in the fisheries sub-sector. Founded in 1993, Uganda Fish Processors & Exporters Association (UFPEA) is a non profit organisation that brings together industrial fish processors in Uganda. Current membership stands at 11 fish processing companies all which are located long the shores of Lake Victoria. UFPEA is mandated to lobby and advocate for appropriate policies and programmes that benefit the sector, and promote sustainable management of Nile Perch resources.Through sustained investments in outstanding facilities, the industry has been transformed into a modern processing industry making fish and fishery products the leading non-traditional export product from Uganda.
A Nile Perch steak, alternatively known as a fish cutlet, is a cut of fish which is cut perpendicular to the spine and can either include the bones or be boneless. Nile Perch steaks can be contrasted with fish fillets, which are cut parallel to either side of the spine and do not include the larger bones
Headed & Gutted (aka H&G): Headed & gutted fish have had their viscera (guts) and head removed. Dressed: Dressed fish have had their viscera, head, tail, and fins removed.
The swim bladder, gas bladder, fish maw, or air bladder is an internal gas-filled organ that contributes to the ability of many bony fish (but not cartilaginous fish) to control their buoyancy, and thus to stay at their current water depth without having to waste energy in swimming.
A fish fillet is the flesh of a fish which has been cut or sliced away from the bone by cutting lengthwise along one side of the fish parallel to the backbone. In preparation for filleting, any scales on the fish should be removed.
As opposed to whole fish or fish steaks, fillets do not contain the fish's backbone; they yield less flesh, but are easier to eat. However fillets may be skinless or have skin on; pinbones may or may not be removed.
UFPEA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
MR. RAKESH SHETTY
MS. OVIA K. MATOVU
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Uganda Fish Processors & Exporters Association (UFPEA) is the umbrella Organisation of all industrial fish processors in Uganda. To contact us kindly find us at Agip House, Kampala Road.
The office is open from Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. For any queries do not hesitate to contact us through the following contacts or fill in the form attached.
Phone: +256 414347835
Agip House, Kampala Road, Uganda.
Level 1 room 7
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