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In the Philippines, Solar-Powered Fish Dryer Helps Fishermen Preserve Catch

Science is helping small fisherfolks improve the quality of their products as well as their incomes. Just like the solar-powered fish dryer that the Department of Science and Technology gave to a cooperative of small fisherfolks in Mataas na Kahoy in Batangas recently.

The novel fish dryer was designed by the engineering department of the Batangas State University and can dry 20 kilos of fish in 3 to 6 hours. In the case of Biya, it takes only three hours for the fish to dry. Biya is a staple food in the Taal Lake Protected Landscape which straddles Batangas and a portion of Cavite province.

Chris Dickey

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