Tuticorin: A fish dressing centre (pre – processing centre) will come up at the fishing harbour in Tuticorin at an estimated cost of Rs. 2 crore.
With a view to maintain the quality of fish in hygienic conditions for domestic consumption, the unit would have all necessary facilities, sources said.
Since fish is one of the preferred food for domestic consumption, top priority has been accorded to provide fish in ready-to-cook style.
The offal of the edible fish would be removed in order to facilitate the consumers to enjoy a gastronomic delight.
As there was a huge demand for fish products such as sardine and mackerel, the establishment of ready-to-cook market would serve its purpose. It would be made operational for retail marketing in a cost effective manner, sources added.
A proposal to this effect has been prepared and sent to the government.
The project is likely to be implemented by Fisheries Institute of Technology and Training.