International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part D (2018)
Composting of fish waste: A review
Rajeswari C, Padmavathy P and Aanand S
The seafood processing plant and capture fisheries produce huge amount of solid waste. The waste from fishes are viscera, offal, skin, scales, shells and other body parts are rich in variety of plant nutritive elements and devoid of hazardous contaminants and pathogens. Disposal of solid waste generated from seafood processing plant has always been a problem for seafood processors. The inappropriate disposal of solid fish wastes may result in environmental problems, such as groundwater and surface water pollution through the leaching due to its high nutritive content. These wastes could be converted into eco-friendly compost through bioconversion process. Composting is a biotechnological process by which different microbial communities acted upon complex organic matter and convert it into simpler nutrients. Composting of fish waste is a relatively new, practical and an environmentally sound alternative to fish waste disposal. It is economical, fairly odourless and a biologically beneficial practice for seafood operations. Composting relies upon an indigenous population of microorganisms from the environment and is carried out with the help of many organic materials. Microorganisms play critical role in the composting process. This article discusses on composting, factor affecting the process and microorganism involved in the composting process.
How to cite this article:
Rajeswari C, Padmavathy P and Aanand S. Composting of fish waste: A review. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(6): 242-249.