Fish Smoker References

Fish Smoker References
Andrew Parker, May 10, 2007

Chorkor oven being used for bonga at Bonfi (Conakry, Guinea)Chorkor oven being used for bonga at Bonfi (Conakry, Guinea)

"Improved Chorkor oven" in Kafountine (Senegal)"Improved Chorkor oven" in Kafountine (Senegal)

I finally got around to putting together a list of references for fish smokers used in West Africa. Most address the Chorkor Smoker. The other improved smokers mentioned are the GRATIS and NIOMR smokers.

I checked some of the links, but I am not sure if they are all still active.

Andrew Parker
Images from Efut Inwang "Team Report" attached.

Fish Smokers (mostly Chorkor):

"UTILIZATION OF BONGA (Ethmalosa fimbriata) IN WEST AFRICA"
http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/005/T3536E/T3536E00.HTM

Efut Inwang _ Team Report 4-26-06.doc (MS Word 222kb)
http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/getfile.php?file=doc_444ff4cb433be.doc&mimetype=application/octet-stream&size=227840

GRATIS design of the Chorkur Smoker that uses clean-burning fuel (LPG
gas) and smoke from agricultural biproducts.
http://www.undp.org/energy/publications/2001/files_2001a/04_Ghana.pdf (pdf)

and
http://allafrica.com/stories/200210140685.html?page=1 ALLAFRICA, requires subscription.

A practical guide to improved fish smoking in West Africa (pdf 1.3 MB)
http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/getfile.php?file=doc_445952f75f78d.pdf&mimetype=application/pdf&size=1383143

A Case Study of Chorkor Women.pdf (199 kb)
http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/getfile.php?file=doc_4459534bad98d.pdf&mimetype=application/pdf&size=204275

Chorkor-Banda Hybrid.pdf (370 kb)
http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/getfile.php?file=doc_445953b30a05d.pdf&mimetype=application/pdf&size=379574

Contribution of the Chorkor.pdf (385 kb)
http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/getfile.php?file=doc_445955310ee7f.pdf&mimetype=application/pdf&size=395039

The Chorkor Fish Smoking Method.pdf (482 kb)
http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/getfile.php?file=doc_445955d7470ed.pdf&mimetype=application/pdf&size=494114

Fish Smoking Trials Using the Chorkor Oven.pdf (875 kb)
http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/getfile.php?file=doc_44595625cae4d.pdf&mimetype=application/pdf&size=897663

The Acceptability of the Chorkor Oven.pdf (384 kb)
http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/getfile.php?file=doc_4459568a0ee81.pdf&mimetype=application/pdf&size=393350

Chorkor Project Questions.rtf (1.06 MB)
http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/getfile.php?file=doc_44639d56e051a.rtf&mimetype=application/msword&size=1117243

Mangrove Action project (MAP)
http://www.earthisland.org/map/index.htm

PHConceptsWorkshopReportdraft1c.pdf (363 kb)
http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/getfile.php?file=doc_446e6c39871bb.pdf&mimetype=application/pdf&size=372428">http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/getfile.php?file=doc_446e6c39871bb.pdf&mimetype=application/pdf&size=372428

Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society
http://www.cwcs-cameroon.org

Comparative proximate composition, physical and sensory evaluation of fish smoked with sawdust and firewood using improved Chorkor oven, Lagos, Nigeria
http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/008/y9155b/y9155b0c.htm

Processing Fish: Nigeria
http://hdl.handle.net/1834/838

Chorkor smoker, an efficient post-harvest processing technique, Africa
ftp://ftp.fao.org/SD/SDA/SDAR/sard/Fisheries_Chorkor_oven_Africa.pdf

Improved fish smoking: Ghana
http://tcdc.undp.org/sie/experiences/vol5/improved.pdf